Plan of a Large Plantation, Cayenne (French Guiana), 1763

Description

Titled, Vue de l'Habitation du Sr. de Prèfontaine, Situèe a Cayenne; consists of a detailed plan of the layout of Prèfontaine's very large plantation. Features on the plan are either named on the plan itself or marked by letters, identified on the legend on the left, e.g., the chapel, storehouse, kitchen, hospital, sugar mill. The rather sizeable slave village (cazes des negres) with its rectangular houses, is in the upper right hand corner; at the extreme right of the village is a small building, the Economat.

Source

Chevalier de Prèfontaine, Maison rustique, a l'usage des habitans de la partie de la France èquinoxiale, connue sous le nom de Cayenne (Paris, 1763), plate [planche] I. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

JCB_06290-1

Spatial Coverage

South America--French Guyana

Citation

"Plan of a Large Plantation, Cayenne (French Guiana), 1763", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 15, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1332
Titled, Vue de l'Habitation du Sr. de Prèfontaine, Situèe a Cayenne; consists of a detailed plan of the layout of Prèfontaine's very large plantation. Features on the plan are either named on the plan itself or marked by letters, identified on the legend on the left, e.g., the chapel, storehouse, kitchen, hospital, sugar mill. The rather sizeable slave village (cazes des negres) with its rectangular houses, is in the upper right hand corner; at the extreme right of the village is a small building, the Economat.
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