Sugar Works, French West Indies, 17th cent.

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Pierre Pomet, A complete history of drugs. Written in French by monsieur Pomet...(London, 1748, 4th ed.), facing p. 57. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Slaves feeding cane stalks into vertical-roller mill; note, trough through which the cane juice flows to the boiling house ("sugar works"). This image is derived from Jean Baptiste DuTertre, Histoire Générale des Antilles (1667); see image reference NW0061.