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[CARIB] St John's Virgin Island

I have owned this document for years, I realized that I should probably share this..... it's a translation of:

'Map text of the Danish Island St John in America' made in the year 1780 and published in the year 1800 by P.O. Oxholm Colonel in Infantry. Printed by G.N. Angelo in Copenhagen.

This Island's East End is situated 18 21' 33" latitude, 67 07' 13" longitude from Paris. Its West End, 18 21' 04" latitude, 67 15' 04" longitude from Paris. It's Coral Bay Port is one of the best in the West Indies, particularly in consideration of the size of the Island, and can accomodate a considerable number of war ships. It is divided in five quarters, namely: 1-Cruz Bay, 2-Maha Bay, 3-Reef Bay, 4-Coral Bay, 5-East End.

Table of Population and Cultivation

White Inhabitants-Men 60, Women 53
Colored Inhabit. 15
Negroes-Men 1019 Women 973
Number of Inhabitants-White 113, Colored 15, Negro 1992
Total-2120

Total Acreage=8044 Windmills 2, Horsemills 26, Cultiv. Land 2024, Sugar Crops 829, Rum 309, Cotton 3500, Horned Cattle 271, Horses and Mules 507

This map is reproduced by the Virgin Island Agency, Eastern National Park and Monument Association

THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT IS WRITTEN ON MY DOCUMENT. I HOPE SOMEONE CAN USE THIS INFORMATION.

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[CARIB] St John's Virgin Island
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