“CUBA JAMAICA AND PORTO RICO” New York: J. H. Colton, c. 1855. Engraved map with original hand-coloring.(Image: 12 ½ x 15 ½’’)
This handsome 19th century map is by one of the leading private map-publishing firms in the U.S. during the latter half of the 19th century. It depicts the islands of Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Florida Keys, and Bahama Islands with counties/parishes in contrasting colors.
Topographical features are shown and major towns, cities, villages, mountains, rail, and waterways are identified. Neighboring islands in the West Indies are also named.