'View of Santa Cruz' Thomas Medland
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'View of Santa Cruz'
Landscape view of the harbour at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, with sailing vessels. Plate 3 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 View of Santa Cruz. 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. Their small squadron of vessels, HMS Lion, the Indiaman Hindostan and the brig Jackal, are most likely the vessels shown in this scene flying British flags. John Barrow (1764-1848) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1805.
Original: aquatint. 1806
- Image reference: RS-10731
- The Royal Society
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