This stamp was issued as a souvenir sheet to commemorate the World
Philatelic Exhibition in 2006 in Washington D.C. The stamp
features "A New and Accurate Map of the Bermudas or Sommers Islands,"
published in 1747 by Emanuel Bowen in the first volume of his atlas
entitled, A complete system of Geography. At the west end of
the island of Bermuda the name of the parish of Sandys is misspelled
Sandy's. Sir Edwin Sandys was an early settler in
Bermuda and the parish was named for him. The name is properly
pronounced “Sands.” See also
for the same error.