A View of part of the Island of Martinique Pigeon Island, Gros Inlet Bay, Shaque Bay & part of Careenage Bay, St. Lucia.
Published as the Act directs Feby. 15 1785, by John Walker, No. 148 Strand.
Aquatint with etching in sepia, 300 x 510mm. 11¾ x 20". Lacking margin at left and right (platemark visible). Trace of vertical crease, some general light scuffing and soiling.
View looking south of European shipping off the island Martinique in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a distant view of St. Lucia. A very rare print, after Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest (1750 - 1827). One of 'Twelve Views of the Island of Saint Lucia ... By Lieut. Chas. Forrest; engraved by Chesham', 1784-86. Forrest was a British military officer who served in India, the West Indies, and on the staff of the Earl of Dalhousie, Governor in Chief of Canada, from 1821 to 1823. Although an accomplished amateur artist, Forrest’s professional performance did not live up to Dalhousie’s expectations and he was dismissed. He returned to England in 1823. His best known work is probably 'A Picturesque Tour along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna', 1824.
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