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Antilles Collection

"Exploring the Enchanting Antilles: Unveiling the Caribbean Islands of the 1870s" Step into a time machine and journey back to the vibrant Antilles of the 19th century

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean islands, 1870s

Caribbean islands, 1870s
Map of West Indies and the Caribbean Sea, 1800s. Printed color lithograph

Background imageAntilles Collection: Map of Saint Lucia, 19th Century

Map of Saint Lucia, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of Map of Saint Lucia, 19th Century

Background imageAntilles Collection: Colorful buildings on the Turks and Caicos islands

Colorful buildings on the Turks and Caicos islands
Located in the Blue hills Road neighborhood of Providenciales. Vivid blue of the Caribbean sky and sea with the white sands of Grace bay beach, Turks & Caicos, and bright yellow beach umbrellas

Background imageAntilles Collection: Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, St Lucia, Soufriere, Soufriere Bay, Soufriere Beach and Petit Piton (UNESCO

Caribbean, St Lucia, Soufriere, Soufriere Bay, Soufriere Beach and Petit Piton (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Background imageAntilles Collection: CARIBBEAN: MAP, 1775. English engraved map of The Caribee Islands from Puerto Rico to Barbados by

CARIBBEAN: MAP, 1775. English engraved map of The Caribee Islands from Puerto Rico to Barbados by Thomas Jefferys, 1775

Background imageAntilles Collection: Natural bridge, Aruba, Antilles, Central America

Natural bridge, Aruba, Antilles, Central America

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, Barbados, Mullins Beach

Caribbean, Barbados, Mullins Beach

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, Martinique, Les Anse d Arlet, Grand Anse Beach

Caribbean, Martinique, Les Anse d Arlet, Grand Anse Beach

Background imageAntilles Collection: Seven Mile Beach, West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Seven Mile Beach, West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Background imageAntilles Collection: Atlas Novus, 17th c Map of the Caribbean

Atlas Novus, 17th c Map of the Caribbean
BLAEU, Jan (1596-1673). Atlas Novus or Atlas Maior. 1635 - 1665. Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum Terris Adiacentibus. Map of the Caribbean islands printed in Amsterdam circa 1645

Background imageAntilles Collection: Jamaica - Panorama of Mandeville

Jamaica - Panorama of Mandeville
Slide showing a photograph over looking the city of Mandeville. Mandeville is the capital and largest town in the parish of Manchester in the county of Middlesex, Jamaica.. Part of Box 108

Background imageAntilles Collection: Vintage map of the West India Islands 1860s

Vintage map of the West India Islands 1860s

Background imageAntilles Collection: Rooftops of Roseau - Dominica

Rooftops of Roseau - Dominica
The Rooftops of Roseau viewed from the Cathedral - Dominica. The demonym or adjective is " Dominican" in English

Background imageAntilles Collection: Barbados, Pebbles Beach, wild horses in water

Barbados, Pebbles Beach, wild horses in water

Background imageAntilles Collection: Catumbo Lightning over Venezuela

Catumbo Lightning over Venezuela
There is a methane area 40 miles inland of Venezuela that has more lightning strikes than anywhere else in the world -Taken from Curacao

Background imageAntilles Collection: France, Guadalupe, Petit-Canal, Ruins of the Petit-Canal prison with the roots of a

France, Guadalupe, Petit-Canal, Ruins of the Petit-Canal prison with the roots of a Strangler Fig

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, Barbados, Bridgetown, Carlisle Bay, Pebbles Beach at sunset

Caribbean, Barbados, Bridgetown, Carlisle Bay, Pebbles Beach at sunset

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, Barbados, Oistins, Miami Beach or Enterprise Beach

Caribbean, Barbados, Oistins, Miami Beach or Enterprise Beach

Background imageAntilles Collection: Antquie Map of The West Indies

Antquie Map of The West Indies
Vintage map of The West Indies from 1837

Background imageAntilles Collection: Cupecoy Beach, Saint Martin, French Antilles

Cupecoy Beach, Saint Martin, French Antilles
A long exposure of Cupecoy Beach coastal surf taken after sunset at twilight. Saint-Martin is one of five island dependencies of Guadeloupe. Situated in the French Antilles (French West Indies)

Background imageAntilles Collection: Map of America. Nova Totius Americae Descriptio by Frederik

Map of America. Nova Totius Americae Descriptio by Frederik
Nova Totius Americae Descriptio. Map of America. By Frederik de Wit (1630-1706). Amsterdam, 1666

Background imageAntilles Collection: The Boiling Lake of Dominica (engraving)

The Boiling Lake of Dominica (engraving)
2791409 The Boiling Lake of Dominica (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Boiling Lake of Dominica)

Background imageAntilles Collection: Poster advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie (colour litho)

Poster advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie (colour litho)
LEE249087 Poster advertising the Hamburg-Amerika Linie (colour litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: to the Amazon, the Antillies)

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, U. S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, Magens Bay

Caribbean, U. S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, Magens Bay
Caribbean, U.S. Virgin Islands, St.Thomas, Magens Bay

Background imageAntilles Collection: Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) immature male, perched on vine, worlds smallest bird

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) immature male, perched on vine, worlds smallest bird, Zapata Peninsula, Matanzas Province, Cuba, March

Background imageAntilles Collection: Waves crashing on tree trunks on sand beach at sunset, Antilles, Caribbean, Central

Waves crashing on tree trunks on sand beach at sunset, Antilles, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageAntilles Collection: Mexico and West indies map 1875

Mexico and West indies map 1875
The Independent Course Comprehensive Geography by James Monteith, A.S. Barnes & Co, New York & Chicago 1875

Background imageAntilles Collection: The Island of Jamaica, from Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre

The Island of Jamaica, from Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre
KW206601 The Island of Jamaica, from Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre by Guillaume Raynal (1713-96) published 1780 (coloured engraving) by Bonne

Background imageAntilles Collection: Cuba, from Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre by Guillaume Raynal

Cuba, from Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre by Guillaume Raynal
KW206600 Cuba, from Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre by Guillaume Raynal (1713-96) published 1780 (coloured engraving) by Bonne

Background imageAntilles Collection: Map of countries first discovered by Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) 1500 (gouache

Map of countries first discovered by Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) 1500 (gouache
XIR226789 Map of countries first discovered by Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) 1500 (gouache and pen and ink on paper) (b/w photo) by Cosa, Juan de la (1460-1510); Museo Naval, Madrid

Background imageAntilles Collection: Ridgways Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) adult male, perched on branch, Los Haitises N. P

Ridgways Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) adult male, perched on branch, Los Haitises N. P. Dominican Republic, January
Ridgways Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) adult male, perched on branch, Los Haitises N.P. Dominican Republic, January

Background imageAntilles Collection: Camana Bay, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Camana Bay, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Background imageAntilles Collection: The Devils Hangout Gift Shop, detailed view, Hell, West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Devils Hangout Gift Shop, detailed view, Hell, West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Background imageAntilles Collection: The Blowholes, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Blowholes, East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, St Lucia, Soufriere, Sugar Beach Resort, formerly Jalousie Plantation Resort

Caribbean, St Lucia, Soufriere, Sugar Beach Resort, formerly Jalousie Plantation Resort and Gros Piton (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, St Lucia, Soufriere, Anse Mamin, Anse Mamin Beach

Caribbean, St Lucia, Soufriere, Anse Mamin, Anse Mamin Beach

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, Martinique, Route de la Trace, Riviere Blanche, Alma Waterfall at Pont

Caribbean, Martinique, Route de la Trace, Riviere Blanche, Alma Waterfall at Pont de L Alma (Alma Bridge)

Background imageAntilles Collection: Caribbean, Martinique, Sainte Anne, Grande Anse des Salines

Caribbean, Martinique, Sainte Anne, Grande Anse des Salines

Background imageAntilles Collection: Metisse de Martinique - Mixed-race woman of Martinique, 1865

Metisse de Martinique - Mixed-race woman of Martinique, 1865. Handcoloured steel engraving by Polydor Pauquet from
FLO4686696 Metisse de Martinique - Mixed-race woman of Martinique, 1865. Handcoloured steel engraving by Polydor Pauquet from the Pauquet Brothers " Modes et Costumes Etrangers Anciens et

Background imageAntilles Collection: Ornaments of the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies, including garters

Ornaments of the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies, including garters
FLO4621591 Ornaments of the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies, including garters and body paint of roucou or achiote dye

Background imageAntilles Collection: West Indies, 1849

West Indies, 1849
2902888 West Indies, 1849; (add.info.: West Indies, 1849.); Buyenlarge Archive/UIG

Background imageAntilles Collection: Idols and axe or buton of the Island Carib or Kalinago people

Idols and axe or buton of the Island Carib or Kalinago people. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Giulio
FLO4621613 Idols and axe or buton of the Island Carib or Kalinago people. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Antique and Modern of All Peoples

Background imageAntilles Collection: Hammock, rattan basketball, cassava beer-fermenting net, and other utensils made by the Island

Hammock, rattan basketball, cassava beer-fermenting net, and other utensils made by the Island Carib or Kalinago
FLO4621597 Hammock, rattan basketball, cassava beer-fermenting net, and other utensils made by the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies

Background imageAntilles Collection: Common smoothhand, Mustelus mustelus, Vulnerable 1, angler fish, Lophius piscatorius 2, burrfish

Common smoothhand, Mustelus mustelus, Vulnerable 1, angler fish, Lophius piscatorius 2, burrfish
FLO4652692 Common smoothhand, Mustelus mustelus, Vulnerable 1, angler fish, Lophius piscatorius 2, burrfish, Chilomycterus schoepfi 3, and bill of a sawfish, Pristis pectinata

Background imageAntilles Collection: Woven hammock used by the Island Carib or Kalinago people. Handcoloured copperplate engraving

Woven hammock used by the Island Carib or Kalinago people. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Giulio
FLO4621561 Woven hammock used by the Island Carib or Kalinago people. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Antique and Modern of All Peoples

Background imageAntilles Collection: Rattan table and sneakers for food and fish made by the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies

Rattan table and sneakers for food and fish made by the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies
FLO4621678 Rattan table and sneakers for food and fish made by the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Migliavacca from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes

Background imageAntilles Collection: Male and female pirates of the West Indies, armed with musket and cutlass.early 1800s

Male and female pirates of the West Indies, armed with musket and cutlass.early 1800s
FLO4621671 Male and female pirates of the West Indies, armed with musket and cutlass.early 1800s. The buccaneer at left wears a linen shirt dyed with animal blood



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"Exploring the Enchanting Antilles: Unveiling the Caribbean Islands of the 1870s" Step into a time machine and journey back to the vibrant Antilles of the 19th century. With a map of Saint Lucia from that era in hand, you can trace your way through a tapestry of captivating landscapes and cultures. As you set foot on the Turks and Caicos islands, prepare to be mesmerized by their colorful buildings that paint an idyllic picture against azure skies. The allure continues as you venture further into St Lucia's Soufriere Bay, where Soufriere Beach and Petit Piton (a UNESCO World Heritage site) await your exploration. Take another leap in time with an English engraved map from 1775, which unveils The Caribee Islands stretching from Puerto Rico to Barbados. Marvel at this historical treasure while imagining what life was like during those early days. Nature lovers will find solace in Aruba's natural bridge, nestled within Central America's enchanting Antilles region. Its majestic presence serves as a reminder of Mother Nature's artistic prowess. Barbados beckons with its picturesque beaches such as Miami Beach or Enterprise Beach, offering not only sun-kissed sands but also lifeguard lookouts for safety-conscious travelers. Mullins Beach provides yet another slice of paradise for those seeking tranquility amidst turquoise waters. Martinique invites visitors to Les Anse d'Arlet, where Grand Anse Beach awaits with open arms. Sink your toes into its golden sand while immersing yourself in the rich culture that permeates every corner of this Caribbean gem. Travel back even further with a vintage map dating back to the 1860s showcasing West India Islands – each one holding stories waiting to be discovered by intrepid adventurers like yourself. Rooftops adorned with history greet you in Roseau-Dominica, inviting you to explore its hidden treasures.