Gorgon Villa, with a view of Grey Town, March, 1860.
Chromolithograph. 140 x 217mm. 5½ x 8½".
A view of the Gorgon Villa looking over to Greytown, Nicaragua; know as San Juan del Norte. In 1762, the settlement was captured by an alliance of the Miskitos, Zambos and English, however control passed to the Spanish to control the trade and commercial treaties. In 1821, with the independence of Central America, the town was left free, but in 1841, the Miskitos took control with British assistance and in 1848 the town was occupied directly by the British. In 1860 the town was legally placed under the sovereignty of Nicaragua and removed from Miskito control, but remained de facto under British protection through until the end of century.
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