Chart of the West Indies

Single sheet. Hand col. engr. Medium: Segmented and backed. Scale: ca. 1:5 000 000 (bar). Cartographic Note: Graduated Mercator chart, meridian of London. Scales in British statute miles, nautical leagues and marine miles. Contents Note: The colonial possessions of European powers are coloured, with an explanatory key. There is an endorsement by the Plantation Office and a dedication to the Prince of Wales. The Spanish galleon route to Spain is marked.

Object Details

Type: Chart
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Speer, Joseph Smith
Date made: 1774
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: 72 x 118cm.
Parts: The map collection of William Wyndham Grenville, Prime Minister, 1759-1834 (Chart)

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