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William Faden, 1806

     To celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Simón Bolívar Venezuela issued a large souvenir sheet with a map of Jamaica and five stamps. Three of the stamps feature pictures of Bolívar, Pedro Luis Brión and Alexandre Sabes Petión, all of whom fought for South American independence. Two additional stamps include parts of the map of Jamaica which is the background of the souvenir sheet.
     The map is identified as a portion of the Spherical Chart of the Sea of the Antilles by William Faden, 1806 in Scott Stamp Monthly 14:1(1995)27 ill. 28.

SCN 1195

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