The map in the margin of the
sheet from the Cocos Islands is from 1724 by a grandson.
Langenes flourished between 1598 and 1610. He was the author and
publisher of the Caert Thresoor (Miniature World Atlas)
issued in 1598. The maps were engraved by Jodocus Hondius and Pieter
van Keere. The atlas was revised and reissued several times by various
publishers until 1650.
Barbados was settled by English colonists in 1627. The charter to the
island was granted to James, the Earl of Carlisle. In the 1840ís
sugarcane became the chief product of the colony, and in order to
provide the necessary labor slaves from Africa were imported. In 1834
slavery was abolished in the British Empire. Barbados became
independent in 1966
The map by Richard Lignon was contained in his book,
A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes, published in