An historical account of the black empire of Hayti


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An historical account of the black empire of Hayti

Author: Rainsford, Marcus, fl. 1805

Place of Publication: [London]
Publisher: Albion Press printed: published by James Cundee ... sold by C. Chapple

Publication Date: 1805
Physical Description: xxiii, [1], 467, [13] p., [13] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., facsims., maps, port. ; 27 cm. (4to)

Marcus Rainsford’s work printed a year after Saint-Domingue officially became Haiti, is a retrospective of the history of the island up until that time. The author’s personal narrative contains 13 plates, which include some wonderful, dramatic, and sometimes incendiary engravings by either J. Barlow or the author. The work also includes an almost regal portrait of Toussaint Louverture and a facsimile of a letter in French by Toussaint Louverture. Rainsford, who was a British military officer, probably embellished his account in part. However, his work must have been well received in Great Britain and elsewhere because it was printed in a lavish quarto volume, with high quality engravings, and on good paper. The engravings contained in this work are probably some of the most powerful among the illustrative history of the Haitian revolution.

Notes: 1-SIZE D805 .R158h