Cattle-Driven Sugar Mill, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1798

Description

This engraving shows enslaved blacks operating a rather unusual (by Caribbean standards) mill with vertical rollers; items are numbered and described in the text. Title reads: Plano de Reforma das moendas, epicadeiro dos Engenhos de assucar por Jeronimo Vieira de Abreu, Vizinho da Cidade de S. Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro (Diagram of the improvements [or repairs] to the cattle-driven mill of the sugar factory [done] by Jeronimo Vieira de Abreu, in the neighborhhod of the city of Sao Sebastiao de Rio de Janeiro).

Source

José Mariano da Conceicao, O fazendeiro do Brazil (Lisbon, 1798), vol. 1, after p. 192. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Language

Portuguese

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

JCB_72-196-2

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Rio de Janeiro

Citation

"Cattle-Driven Sugar Mill, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1798", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 12, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1027
This engraving shows enslaved blacks operating a rather unusual (by Caribbean standards) mill with vertical rollers; items are numbered and described in the text. Title reads: Plano de Reforma das moendas, epicadeiro dos Engenhos de assucar por Jeronimo Vieira de Abreu, Vizinho da Cidade de S. Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro (Diagram of the improvements [or repairs] to the cattle-driven mill of the sugar factory [done] by Jeronimo Vieira de Abreu, in the neighborhhod of the city of Sao Sebastiao de Rio de Janeiro).
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