A description of the island of Jamaica : with the other isles and territories in America, to which the English are related, viz. Barbadoes, St. Christophers, Nievis, or Mevis, Antego, St. Vincent, Dominica, Montserrat, Anguilla, Barbada, Bermudes, Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New-York, New-England, New-Found-Land / published by Richard Blome. Together with The present state of Algiers.
- Additional Title(s):
Present state of Algiers
- London : Printed by J. B. for Dorman Newman, at the Kings-Arms in the Poultrey, 1678.
- Physical Description:
- , 88, , 17,  p.,  folded leaves of plates : ill. (port., maps) ; 18 cm. (8vo)
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- 1st edition.
"A list of the ships in Algiers in the year, 1678": leaf H7r
"A list of the ships brought in and destroyed by the Algier corsayres": leaf H8r.
Revised ed. published in 1687 with title: The present state of His Majesties isles ...
Printed by Joseph Bennet. Cf. Wing CD.
The words "Barbadoes, ... Anguilla." and "Barbada, ... New-Found-Land." are bracketed together in two columns on title page.
Frontispiece portrait (A1v) engraved by Robert Vaughan.
"The present state of Algiers, in the year 1678. Also, a list of the ships belonging to that port" has separate dated title page on leaf G5v and begins new pagination; register is continuous.
Letterpress t.p. within ruled border.
Woodcut head-pieces and initials throughout.
The maps are of Jamaica, Barbados, Carolina & Virginia. Cf. BM.
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed.), B3209
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 5967
Burden, P.D. Mapping of North America, p. 14
English short title catalogue, R25932
British Museum. General catalogue of printed books to 1955 (compact edition), v. 3, 1013
BAC: BAC copy in a quarter-calf binding with marbled paper covers; text block edges sprinkled red.
BAC: BAC copy has gilt stamped red morocco armorial book label of Frank C. Deering on front pastedown.
BAC: BAC copy has ms inscription "Alex.r Wyllie 1686" on leaf A1r.
- Subject Terms:
- Algeria -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.Algiers (Algeria) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.Barbados -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.Bennet, Joseph -- Printer.Deering, Frank Cutter, 1866-1939 -- Bookplate.Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.Jamaica -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.United States -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.West Indies, British -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.Wyllie, Alexander -- Autograph, 1686.
- Woodcust -- 1678.
Engravings -- 1678.
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Blome, Richard, -1705, A description of the island of Jamaica , 1678
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