Roehamton [Roehampton] Plantation and Slave Village, Jamaica, 1832

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This record was last updated on 11 Aug 2011

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Original located in the National Library of Jamaica; published in Barry W. Higman, Jamaica Surveyed: Plantation Maps and Plans of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Institute of Jamaica Publications Ltd., 1988), fig. 8.44, p. 251.

Caption: "The Destruction of Roehamton Estate in the Parish of St. James in January 1832." Shows fire in the mill yard and the slave village. This lithograph by Adolphe Duperly is closely based on an aquatint that was done by James Hakewill. The plantation was burned during the slave rebellion of 1832. Discussed in T. Barringer, G. Forrester, and B. Martinez-Ruiz, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (New Haven : Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press, 2007), p. 355. Compare with image NW0095.