Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: N. E. view of Fort Louis in the Island of Martinique.

Accession number: 
65-157
Record number: 
65-157
JCB call number: 
En796 W742a
Image title: 
N. E. view of Fort Louis in the Island of Martinique.
Creator 1: 
Cooper Willyams
Creator 1 dates: 
1762-1816
Creator 1 role: 
Drawn by
Creator 2: 
S. Alken
Creator 2 role: 
Fecit
Place image published: 
London
Image publisher: 
Revd. C. Willyams
Image date: 
1796
Image function: 
print
Technique: 
engraving, hand coloring
Image dimension height: 
26 cm.
Image dimension width: 
43.2 cm.
Page dimension height: 
42.5 cm.
Page dimension width: 
58 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink, colors
Materials support: 
paper
Languages: 
English
Description: 
View of Fort Bourbon (present-day Fort Desaix) and Fort Louis in present-day Fort-de-France on the island of Martinique. Built environment includes fortifications, dwellings, ships, and boats. Includes scene of naval warfare and soldiers with cannon.
notes: 
The ownership of Martinique alternated between France and England from 1762 and 1801. In March 1794, the British captured Fort Louis, the chief fortification of Fort Royal (present-day Fort-de-France). Two days later Fort Bourbon capitulated and the whole island remained under British rule for eight years. The author, a chaplain with the British navy, published a similar, but smaller, engraving in his An Account of the West Indies, in the year 1794, London, 1796.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired in 1965.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area: 
Caribbean Islands
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Subject headings: 
English West Indian Expedition, 1793-1794
Subject headings: 
West Indies, British--History