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Vue du Morne Jacob, prise de la rive gauche de la grande Capote, yers son embouchure

Vue du Morne Jacob, prise de la rive gauche de la grande Capote, yers son embouchure

Artist: Moreau de Jonnes, Alexandre

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1808-1810

Shelfmark: Add. 49362 B

Item number: ff.19

Length: 122

Width: 198

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Martinique is of volcanic origin and in the 19th century one of the most striking features of the island was a proliferation of strange, steep sided mounds or hills known as pitons and pyramidal mounds of earth known as mornes. There were hundreds of these mounds all over Martinique but the largest was Morne Jacob. The buildings of a sugar cultivating plantation can be seen in the foreground of the picture. It was drawn by Alexandre Moreau de Jonnès in c.1808.

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