Sugar Factory, Amistad, Cuba, 1857

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Image Reference

Justo German Cantero, Los ingenios: coleccion de vistas de los principales ingenios de azucar de la Isla de Cuba (Havana, 1857); reprinted Barcelona, 1984, edited by Levi Marrero.

Shows plantation yard, steam mill, great house, etc.; wattle-and-daub thatched houses of the enslaved are on the left, and workers in the field in lower right. The accompanying text gives information on location, ownership, technical features of sugar production (the estate specialized in the production of muscavado sugar and rum) and similar data. The image shown here is from the 1984 reprint which only reproduces, on a smaller scale, 13 of the 28 colored lithographs found in the original 1857 edition; images in the latter can be viewed on the British Library website, "Images Online."