Sugar Curing House, 1762

Source

Denis Diderot, Encyclopèdie, ou, Dictionnaire Raisonnè des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers . . . Recueil de Planches, sur les Sciences . . . (Paris, 1762), vol. 1, plate VI. (Copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library)

Description

Shows sugar pots and jars; the geographical area is unidentified. After the sugar is processed in the boiling house, the raw (Muscavado) sugar is poured into the conical pots and the molasses drains into the jars below. Although a European is shown in this illustration, the job was commonly performed by slaves in the Caribbean and Brazil. A reversed version of this image is in M. Chambon, Le commerce de l'Amèrique par Marseille (Avignon 1764) Vol. 1, plate IV (bottom), after p. 382), titled Sucrerie.

Date Created

1762

Language

French

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

affinerie_des_sucres
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