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A Descriptive Account Of The Island Of Jamaica -Page 15

A Descriptive Account Of The Island Of Jamaica -Page 15

Author: Beckford, William

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: 979.g.26

Item number: Page 15

Length: 20.2

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from William Beckford?s ?A Descriptive account of the Island of Jamaica.? In this section he gives his first view of the island, describing the sugar plantations and the towering mountains. He emphasises the beauty of the place, comparing it to the elegant ruins of Tivoli and Albano in Italy, and calling it ??enchantingly picturesque.?

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