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Creator:
unknown artist, eighteenth century
after drawings by John Spilsbury, 1730–1795
Title:

A View of the Town and Harbour of Montego Bay, in the Parish of St. James, Jamaica, taken from the Road leading to St. Ann's

Additional Title(s):

Spilsbury's Views of Jamaica: A View of the Town and Harbour of Montego Bay, in the Parish of St. James, Jamaica, taken from the Road leading to St. Ann's

Date:
1770
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 x 21 1/2 inches (43.2 x 54.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in plate, below, center: "To the Hon.ble John Palmer..."; "A View of the Town and Harbour of Montego Bay, in the Parish of St. James, Jamaica, taken from the Road leading to St. Ann's"; "...this plate is Humbly Inscribed" (The inscription for the title "A View of the Town and Harbour..." is located in the center of the print, between the "To the Hon.ble John Palmer" and "this plate is Humbly Inscribed" inscriptions.); below: "Published according to Act of Parliament, June 1770 and Sold at Spilsbury's Print Shop, Russell Court Covent Garden."; below, left: "Bread Nut Tree" (this engraved inscription is a reference to the tree in the image located directly above this inscription); below, right: "The Mangrove Tree" (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:
B2001.2.1502
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54095
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John Crowley, Imperial landscapes, Britains's global visual culture 1745-1820 , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, p. 116, fig. 138, N8214.5 G7 C76 2011 + (YCBA)


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