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Curacao, West Indies, (Island) views Belt 1812 123.2

Curacao, West Indies, (Island) views Belt 1812 123.2

Artist: Belt, James

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1812

Shelfmark: Maps K.Top.123

Item number: 123.2

Length: 397

Width: 595

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Caribbean island of Curaco. The island was discovered by Spanish navigator Alsono de Ojeda in 1499 and was settled by the Spanish in 1527. Since 1634 it has been under Dutch control and Curacao's strategic position and natural harbour meant that the Dutch West India Company quickly developed the island into an important commercial centre.

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