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Trinidad From The Gulf Of Paria

Trinidad From The Gulf Of Paria

Artist: Bridgens, Richard

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1836

Shelfmark: 789.g.13

Item number: Plate 4

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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This plate is taken from Richard Bridgens' 'West India Scenery' and is of the Gulf of Paria in Trinidad, described by Bridgens as 'one of the most magnificent panoramas nature ever formed.' The mountains of Cumana provide a dramatic backdrop, with merchant vessels, small ships and canoes sailing in the foreground, and the white washed houses of the town standing out against the green of the mountains. The catholic cathedral on King's Street can be seen on the right of this plate, and the Protestant church dominates the town with its tall steeple on the left.

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