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Antigua 198

     The map of Barbuda on the 1967 stamp issued by Antigua is from the Atlas Maior sive cosmographiae Blaviana of Johannes Blaeu in published in Amsterdam in 1665. A comparison of the shape of the island in the atlas with that on the stamp confirms that identity. The stamps were issued to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Barbuda.
     The coordinates of Barbuda are 1735'N and 6149'W, while the latitude line on the stamp, 1735'N, does not touch the island, as it should.

SCN 198

     On the stamp issued by Barbuda in 1968, the latitude line, 1735'N, clearly cuts through the island. The shape of the island on this stamp is also much more accurate.

SCN 12

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