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A Voyage to the Islands Madera -Page lviii

A Voyage to the Islands Madera -Page lviii

Author: Sloane, Hans

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1707

Shelfmark: 38.f.4 Volume 1

Item number: Page lviii

Length: 43.7

Width: 34.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from the introduction to Sir Hans Sloane?s ?A Voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves, St. Christophers, and Jamaica?.? In this section Sloane writes of the major towns of Jamaica, including Port Royal with its deep harbour and fortifications. He explains that the Spanish settlers did not develop this area because of the frequency of earthquakes, and he describes the devastation caused by the earthquake of 1692, which destroyed the town. There is also a description of the town of St Jago de la Vega, which includes observations about the boats in the harbour, and the Dry River that ran nearby.

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