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Plan Of The Works On The Morne Fortune In The Island Of St. Lucia

Plan Of The Works On The Morne Fortune In The Island Of St. Lucia

Surveyor: Shipley, Charles

Medium: Ink On Paper

Date: 1781

Shelfmark: Maps K.Top 123

Item number: 107.1.b

Length: 36

Width: 52.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

A manuscript plan (dedicated to John Vaughan, General and Commander-in-Chief in the 'Leeward Caribbee' islands) of the military fortifications at Morne Fortune on St. Lucia, dated 1781. Charles Shipley, the engineer who surveyed the works, has added a note listing repairs to be carried out. Relief is expressed by colour washes and brushstroke hachures. Morne Fortune was a significant battle ground during the conflicts between the English and French due to its strategic location overlooking Carenage Bay. The fortifications were originally constructed by the French and enhanced by the British when they gained control of the island in 1796.

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