Port Royal, 1683.
Map (part only) by William Hack, a map maker of London's Mapping School.




This is one of the earliest known maps of Port Royal, now housed in the British Museum. It presents a view of the city as it was in 1683 and was possibly made as a briefing document for the Governor of Jamaica (the Duke of Abermarle).

This map is based, for the most part, on information brought back to England by mariners. It is interesting in its design, but it gives little insight into the planning and types of building in the city, since it was drawn by someone who had never been to Port Royal.


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