An Indian Cacique of the Island of Cuba, addressing Columbus concerning a future state.
Engraving. Sheet size: 230 x 195mm (9 x 7¾"). Trimmed inside plate.
A meeting between Christopher Columbus and a cacique (Taino for chief) and his people. Columbus is backed by a priest and some soldiers to the left. The natives appear to have an offering of fruit, including pineapples, shown on the right. After Columbus' arrival, Cuba became a Spanish colony, ruled by a Spanish governor in Havana. In 1762, Havana was briefly occupied by Great Britain, before being returned to Spain in exchange for Florida.
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