[Montpelier Estate, St James'sThe property of C.R. Ellis Esqe M.P.]
[Publish'd February 1 1824 by Hurst Robinson & Co 90 Cheapside & E. Lloyd, Harley Str.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 150 x 220mm (6 x 8¾"). Trimmed close to image, losing title and other text.
The Montpelier estate in Jamaica, where sugar was produced and cattle reared until the entire estate shifted to cattle following the 1831 slave revolts which led to the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. The property was owned at this time by Charles Rose Ellis, first baron Seaford (1771-1845). Plate from James Hakewill's 'A Picturesque Tour of the island of Jamaica' (seven parts, 1824-5). Hakewill (1778-1843) was an architectural draughtsman best known for his books, which documented visits to Jamaica, Paris, and Italy (in which Hakewill's sketches were the basis for watercolours by JMW Turner subsequently engraved for the book).
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