The West Indies
The West Indies is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean that includes the island countries and surrounding waters of three major archipelagos: the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles, and the Lucayan Archipelago. The region includes all the islands in or bordering the Caribbean Sea, plus The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean.
WEBSITES & RESOURCES:
Map of the West Indies, William Guthrie (1708-1770) – Library of Congress