Old Cudjoe making peace

Description

A British image of a peace treaty being enforced between the Maroons and the British in 1739 after the Maroons fought the British to a standstill. Here, Colonel John Guthrie, a Jamaican plantation owner, meets Cudjoe, the leader of the Jamaican Maroons.

Full title:
Old Cudjoe Making Peace
Published:
1803, London
Publisher:  
T.N. Longman and O. Rees
Format:
Engraving / Etching / Illustration
Creator:
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Copyright:
© British Library
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
9555.c.22.

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