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View Of The Barracks Fort Charlotte And Part Of The Island Of New Providence To The Westward Of The Town Of Nassau Taken From The Top Of The Guard House

View Of The Barracks Fort Charlotte And Part Of The Island Of New Providence To The Westward Of The Town Of Nassau Taken From The Top Of The Guard House

Artist: Irving, John

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1802

Shelfmark: Maps 147.d.17

Item number: f.4

Length: 41

Width: 61

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

An aquatint of the barracks at Fort Charlotte in Nassau. Fort Charlotte was built in the mid- eighteenth century and was named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III. Its 500 troops were housed in a large building, amply ventilated by the fresh winds blowing across its hillside location. Mortality rates amongst the soldiers were consequently lower than in some of the more crowded barracks in the West Indies.

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