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The Plan of the Island Tobago.
This beatiful plan also includes an inset of The Plan of Man of War Bay.
|Size Of Original:||w 25" x h 18"|
|Paper Type||Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm|
The island of Tobago has a long history of conflict and this beautiful, previously unpublished chart, contains many references to its history. The island was first settled by Courtlanders (subjects of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) in 1654 but was, over the next 200 years, coveted by the Dutch, English, Swedish and the French for it’s rich resources which included sugar, tobacco, coffee, cotton, ginger, indigo, rum, cocoa, tortoise shells, tropical birds and their feathers. Indeed, the island changed hands no less than 33 times in the 300 years since the British had first put foot on the Island up until it finally became (along with neighbouring Trinidad) a British Crown Colony in 1889. At the time of it's making the map depicts the island under British control.