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Take an Interactive Walkthrough of the Jamaican Slave Rebellion
From April 1760 to October of the following year, some 1,500 slaves staged a rebellion in Jamaica against Britain, which was in the midst of its Seven Year’s War with France and Spain. Now, thanks to Harvard professor Vincent Brown, you can closely watch as “the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth century British Empire,” also known as Tacky’s Revolt, unfolds before your eyes. Subtitled “A Cartographic Narrative,” the extremely detailed interactive map lets us examine the slave rebellion up close and evaluate the topographic and spatial parts of the equation. What results is much more preferable than watching a lecturer wag their stick at a map of Jamaica.
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motherboardtv:

Take an Interactive Walkthrough of the Jamaican Slave Rebellion

From April 1760 to October of the following year, some 1,500 slaves staged a rebellion in Jamaica against Britain, which was in the midst of its Seven Year’s War with France and Spain. Now, thanks to Harvard professor Vincent Brown, you can closely watch as “the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth century British Empire,” also known as Tacky’s Revolt, unfolds before your eyes. Subtitled “A Cartographic Narrative,” the extremely detailed interactive map lets us examine the slave rebellion up close and evaluate the topographic and spatial parts of the equation. What results is much more preferable than watching a lecturer wag their stick at a map of Jamaica.

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Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash, published 1657 in a Dutch bible by Aertsz van Ravesteyn. A beautiful decorative world map in two hemispheres, equipped with two circular celestial diagrams. Further two celestial spheres are displayed on the eastern hemisphere and on the western hemisphere we find eleven lines of text on the discovery of the Americas and other recent voyages and circumnavigations. California is shown on the map as a peninsula. Parts of Australia and Van Diemen’s Land are shown on the map, however not the northern coastline of Australia, which was discovered by Tasman’s second voyage in 1644. The four corners of the map are equipped with beautiful engraved hand colored allegories on the four continents Europa, Asia, Africa and America. These allegories are equipped with landscapes, animal life and inhabitants.

modern-traditionalism:

Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash, published 1657 in a Dutch bible by Aertsz van Ravesteyn. A beautiful decorative world map in two hemispheres, equipped with two circular celestial diagrams. Further two celestial spheres are displayed on the eastern hemisphere and on the western hemisphere we find eleven lines of text on the discovery of the Americas and other recent voyages and circumnavigations. California is shown on the map as a peninsula. Parts of Australia and Van Diemen’s Land are shown on the map, however not the northern coastline of Australia, which was discovered by Tasman’s second voyage in 1644. The four corners of the map are equipped with beautiful engraved hand colored allegories on the four continents Europa, Asia, Africa and America. These allegories are equipped with landscapes, animal life and inhabitants.