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Carlisle Bay And Bridge Town Barbadoes

Carlisle Bay And Bridge Town Barbadoes

Author: Waller, John Augustine

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: PP3904.I.1

Item number: Plate

Length: 11.5

Width: 20.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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Illustration of Carlisle Bay from John Augustine Waller's 'A Voyage In the West Indies', published in 1820. Waller was an eminent surgeon who travelled to the Caribbean in 1807. After a voyage of six weeks he arrived in Barbados, sailing into Carlisle Bay at the most southerly point of the island. From here, Bridgetown could be seen, with its barracks and naval hospital nestling in the hills behind. This harbour, at a depth of between 16 and 30 fathoms, could hold a large number of ships, and many vessels stopped here at some point in their journey to or from the Caribbean.

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