Ten Views in the Island of Antigua
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WILLIAM CLARK, 1823

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Ten Views in the Island of Antigua
William Clark, 1823
CLARK, William (1770-1838). [Ten Views in the Island of Antigua. London: Thomas Clay, 1823.]

A rare work on Antigua. Clark spent three years in the Caribbean, having been invited by planters there to paint their estates. His work presents a sanitized portrayal of enslaved workers; nevertheless it does provide rare documentary scenes of the process of sugar-making at this time in the Carribean. The images date from about a decade before the end of slavery in the British West Indies. Abbey Travel 690.

Folio (455 x 327mm). 10 text leaves and 9 colored aquatint plates (only, lacking title and plate 1; one text leaf with part of blank margin torn away, dustsoiling and chipping). Paper watermarked 1822. Stab sewn with new thread and no wrapper. Custom cloth box.

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