[Sir Walter Ralegh's Conquest of the City of St Joseph in the Isle of Trinidad.]
Engraving, sheet 185 x 230mm. 7¼ x 9". Trimmed to image; two vertical folds, as normal.
St. Joseph (founded 1592 by Antonio de Berrio) is the oldest town in Trinidad and Tobago. Originally named San José de Oruña, it served as the capital of Spanish Trinidad between 1592 and 1783. It was set on fire by Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1552 – 1618). Although the hilly and sometimes muddy terrain did not meet the expectations of some of the visiting Governors, San José still remained the capital during Spanish rule until 1784, when Governor Don José Maria Chacon declared Puerto de España (Port-of-Spain), the new capital. For the Universal Magazine.
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