Sugar Plantation, Manaca, 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 central area or yard of plantation with steam factory, various outbuildings, and church or chapel (on right). The accompanying text gives information on location, ownership, technical features of sugar production and similar data, and notes that as on other small and medium-sized plantations the enslaved are not housed in barracks but in individual houses; their thatched houses are shown on the left. 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."