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Vue de la Caverne volcanique de la Riviére du Macouba

Vue de la Caverne volcanique de la Riviére du Macouba

Artist: Moreau de Jonnes, Alexandre

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1808-1810

Shelfmark: Add. 49362 B

Item number: ff.12

Length: 122

Width: 198

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Sketch of a cave by the Macoube River on Martinique. The history of the island is one of warfare and political upheaval. Discovered by Colombus in 1502, it was claimed by the French in 1635, officially annexed by the King of France in 1674 and then fought over by France and Britain for much of the 18th and early 19th centuries. It was finally restored to France by the Treaty of Paris in 1814. The sketch was drawn by Alexandre Moreau de Jonnès in c.1809. He was an officer in the French Navy and was stationed on the island from 1803-1810.

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