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STOBWASSER, L. - Vue de Gracehill dans l'Isle d'Antigoa...

STOBWASSER, L. - Vue de Gracehill dans l'Isle d'Antigoa...
Vue de Gracehill dans l'Isle d'Antigoa... - STOBWASSER, L.
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Title : Vue de Gracehill dans l'Isle d'Antigoa....
Map maker : STOBWASSER, L..
Date : Basle, 1835.
Size : 7.7 x 11.2 inches. / 19.5 x 28.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :Extremely rare and important aquatint view of Antigua!
Based on original works by L. Stobwasser, engraved by Hürlimann.
Illustrates a scene of island life at the Gracehill estate, close to the capital city of Saint John. A man and woman in European dress and top-hats, approaching one another; a black woman with children carrying provisions on their heads. Plantation houses and and domestic animals are shown in the background.
The view was commissioned by the Moravian Church to raise interest and funds for their missionary activities on the island, and was published in Basle in 1835. The Moravian Church was a Protestant sect originally known as the Unitas Fratrum. Its missionary arm, the Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, began its activities in the Caribbean in the 1760s.

Scarce and higly valuable collectors item - hardly seen on the market. ¤

Condition : Excellent dark and clear impression, printed on heavy paper. Wide margins with some light foxing, but view itself very clean. Decorative hand-colouring!

ID: 91212

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