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View Of Montego Bay

View Of Montego Bay

Artist: Unknown

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1774

Shelfmark: G4255-7

Item number: Plate opp. Page 220

Length: 21.9

Width: 15.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

This view of Montego Bay is from Edward Long's 'The History of Jamaica.' The Spanish settled at the Bay in 1510 when the area was known as 'Bahia de Mantega' or 'Bay of Lard,' because of the large quantity of pigs' lard that was exported from this point. Montego Bay slowly grew in importance as its trade expanded. By the late eighteenth century over 150 ships were using its harbour each year.

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