The modern-day town of Port Royal, Jamaica, bears little evidence of its spectacular past. In Port Royal Jamaica, Pawson and Buisseret detail the establishment of the town of Port Royal in the second half of the seventeenth century, in the heyday of privateering. The town was critical to the successful colonization of Jamaica by the British and pivotal to British mercantile activity, but is best known for the activities of its swashbuckling pirates.


Now retired, DAVID BUISSERET directed the Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library in Chicago and was also Garrett Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington.


This is a very good, clean copy.

Port Royal Jamaica by Michael Pawson & David Buisseret