William Clark was an American explorer and artist who spent 3 years in the West Indies on the estates of Admiral Tallemach. While there he made drawings of the process of sugar making, showing workers on a number of estates, including in the field, boiling-house and distillery. This is a rare beautifully illustrated work on Antigua and forms an important pictorial and primary source work for understanding West Indies slavery.

The views illustrate not only the landscape and scenery of Antigua, but the various processes involved in the production of sugar; from enslaved people working the fields of the estate planting sugar cane and cutting the cane, to the processes involved in the boiling-houses and distillery, and finally through to the carting and loading of the sugar on to ships for export.

10 unsigned hand colored aquatints on Whatman paper. Each plate with accompanying text.


Abbey Travel 690; Tooley 147; Bobins 09; Cundall, Bibliography of the West Indies 222. British Library.

Publisher: London. Published by Thomas Clay, Ludgate-Hill




Hamilton College

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Date Added: 2019-01-11

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