Coffee Plantation, Saint Domingue (St. Domingue, Haiti), 1798

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P. J. Laborie, The coffee planter of Saint Domingo (London, 1798), plate 4. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

"Settlements of Mr. As estate in St. Domingo," shows layout of a coffee estate, with each of its major features indicated by a letter. For example, A, "the dwelling house & coffee store" and L the "Negro houses." The proximity of the slave houses to the owner's house reflects the settlement pattern found throughout the West Indies on sugar plantations. This work was written during the brief period that Britain occupied St. Domingue, and its author hoped for the restoration of the pre-revolutionary order.