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Maps at the UCF Libraries Special Collection & University Archives

West Indies | Caribbean Islands

UCF Special Collections & University Archives is home to the scholarly research collection, the William L. Bryant West Indies Collection. The collection includes books, paintings sculpture audio recordings, as well as a wide variety of original and print maps depicting the Caribbean and West Indies region. Below is a small sampling of the types of maps available in this collection. As more maps are cataloged and digitized, they will be added here.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to talk to an archivist about the maps in the William L. Bryant West Indies Collection, please call (407) 823-2576 or email

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West Indies

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"Chart of the Bahama Islands & Banks and the Straight of Florida & Adjacent Coasts" by Commander Prven Barnett

"Drawn from the late surveys of commander Prven Barnett of the Royal Navy and the Spanish & United States Coast Surveys vc. London, Published by James Imray & Son. Chart & Nautical Booksellers. 1 of 2 Minories. 1852. Additons to 1858."

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"Insulę Americanę in Oceano Septentrionali cum terris adjacentibus" by Willem Janszoon Blaeu

This map was detached from Blaeu's Le theatre du monde ou Novvel atlas, published in 1635. The map side is primarily in Latin and Spanish while the reverse side is French text.

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"An accurate map of the West Indies" by Emanuel Bowen

Originally published in The Gentleman's Magazine, this 1740 map was created for "the curious as well as students" in showing the features of the West Indies.

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"Charte von West Indien" by Fraz Ludwig Gussefeld

This German text map is based on Bryan Edward's "A new map of the West Indies of 1794" and Louis Delarochette's "A general chart of the West Indies of 1796".

Caribbean Islands

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"Isle de Curacao ou Corassol" by Jacques Nicolas Bellin

Vivid print of a 1764 map of Curacao.

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"Insula Curacao" by unknown artist

Print of a 1450 Dutch map charting Curacao and giving facts about the island.

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"Map of Barbados in the West", author unknown

This print is a very colorful representation of Barbados.

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"Mapa Historico Pintoresca Moderno de al Isla de Cuba" by B. y Ca. May

This intriguing original 1853 map features longitude and latitudes of major cities on the island. Sixteen scenes are also included showing views from around the island.

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"Carta di S. Domingo, guista quella di Poirson" by Jean Baptiste Poirson

Hand colored 1821 Italian language map of Jamaica. UCF is one of only two libraries in the world holding this particular map.

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