'Porto Praya in the Island of St. Jago' Thomas Medland

'Porto Praya in the Island of St. Jago' by Thomas Medland

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'Porto Praya in the Island of St. Jago'

Landscape view of Praia on the island of Santiago in the Cape Verde Islands, with sailing vessels. Plate 4 from the book A voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793...to which is annexed an account of a journey, made in the years 1801 and 1802, to the residence of the chief of the Booshuana nation...southern Africa...by John Barrow (London, 1806). Printed below: "Drawn by W.Alexander Engraved by T.Medland Porto Praya in the Island of St. Jago. Published June 4, 1806, by Messrs.Cadell & Davies, Strand, London". John Barrow's voyage to southern Vietnam (Cochinchina) was undertaken as the preliminary to Lord Macartney's Embassy to China. Of their small squadron of vessels, HMS Lion, the Indiaman Hindostan and the brig Jackal, the 64-gun Lion features in this scene. John Barrow (1764-1848) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1805.

Original: aquatint. 1806

  • Image reference: RS-10732

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