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View of the Bay & Town of St Pierre (Martinique).

View of the Bay & Town of St Pierre (Martinique).
View of the Bay & Town of St Pierre (Martinique).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PY3023
Description: Before Columbus landed on Martinique in 1493, the area was inhabited by Arawak and Carib Indians. There was no real European interest in the island until French colonies were established in 1635. Although captured several times by the British between 1762 and 1809, Martinique has remained under French control ever since.
Creator: Willyams, Cooper [artist & publisher]; Alken, S [engraver]
Date: 1 August 1796
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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