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A View Of The White River Cascade

A View Of The White River Cascade

Artist: Taylor, Issac

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1774

Shelfmark: G4255-7

Item number: Plate opp. Page 94

Length: 13.4

Width: 18.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

Plate from Edward Long's 'The History of Jamaica,' depicting the White River Cascade. The White River is one of the most majestic of the many rivers on the island. It flows through the mountains for 12 miles and then cascades at this point, creating a dramatic waterfall before flowing away towards the sea. The waterfall is more than 300 feet high and the thundering of the waters can be heard for miles around. Long describes this waterfall and the surrounding landscape as 'grand and sublime' and suggests that it surpasses the falls in Europe.

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