The Torrid Zone, or, Blessings of Jamaica

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Title

The Torrid Zone, or, Blessings of Jamaica

Description

A graphic and satirical portrayal of colonial life in three spheres. At the top sphere are the zodiac symbols for Cancer and Leo; in centre is a demon or angel of death holding some concoction in his hand while one leg hangs over the middle sphere where colonists are seen engaging in various leisurely activities. In the lowest sphere, separated from the middle by a large scythe, is the 'monster' of yellow fever, standing between two skeletal looking figures - one suffering from sore throat and the other from dry gripes. In this lower sphere are dark images such as snakes, skulls and scorpions.

Subject

Jamaica; Tropical medicine; Death; Diseases; Communicable diseases; Scythes; Yellow fever

Creator

Abraham James

Source

NLJ Print Collection - P/1203

Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

Identifier

D0004997

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be obtained from the National Library of Jamaica.

Date

1-Oct-1800

Publisher

London: William Holland, 1800.

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Citation

Abraham James, “The Torrid Zone, or, Blessings of Jamaica,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed September 22, 2018, http://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/4114.