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

Spilsbury's Views of Jamaica: A View Looking South of the Town and Harbour of Lucea in the Parish of Hanover the North Side of Jamaica

Date:
1770
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 3/4 x 21 7/8in. (45.1 x 55.6cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in plate, below, center: "To John Ellis Esq. this plate..."; "A View Looking South of the Town and Harbour of Lucea in the Parish of Hanover the North Side of Jamaica"; "...is with all due Respect Inscribed." (The inscription for the title "A View Looking South of the Town..." is located in the center of the print, between the "To John Ellis Esq. this plate" and "is with all due Respect Inscribed" inscriptions.); below: "Published according to Act of Parliament, Jan. 26, 1770 and Sold for the Author at M.rs Spilsbury's Print Shop in Russell Court Covent Garden."; below, left: "Greater Palmato or Bull thatch" (this engraved inscription is a reference to the tree in the image located directly above this inscription); below, right: "Mountain Cabbage" (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:
B2001.2.1504
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54097
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