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Creator:
unknown artist, eighteenth century
after drawings by John Spilsbury, 1730–1795
Title:
Spilsbury's Views of Jamaica: A Prospect of Rio Bona Harbour in the Parish of St. Ann's, and the Tavern, Wharf, and Stores, in the Parish of St. James's, the North Side Jamaica
Date:
1769
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 5/8 x 21 3/4in. (44.8 x 55.2cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in plate, below, center: "To Edward Morant Esq...."; "A Prospect of RIO BONA Harbour in the Parish of St. Ann's, and the Tavern, Wharf, and Stores, in the Parish of St. James's, the North Side Jamaica"; "...This Plate is Humbly Inscribed" (The inscription for the title "A Prospect of RIO BONA..." is located in the center of the print, between the "To Edward Morant Esq." and "This Plate is Humbly Inscribed" inscriptions.); below: "Published according to Act of Parliament June 1769 Sold for the Author at M.rs Spilsbury's Print Shop Russell Court Covent Garden."; below, left: "White Cotton Tree" (this engraved inscription is a reference to the tree in the image located directly above this inscription); below, right: "The Mangrove Grape" (this engraved inscription is a reference to the tree in the image located directly above this inscription)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1500
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:47555
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