KIDD, Joseph.
West Indian Scenery. Illustrations of Jamaica in a series of views.

Published
London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1838-40.
References
Abbey Travel 686; Tooley 288; Bobins supplementary list 09/14.
Plates
39
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$25,001-100,000
Ref
5583

3 volumes. Folio, 39 (of 50) hand coloured lithograph plates, all mounted on card, with a simple washline mount. In a modern half burgundy leather binding over distinctive marbled boards, raised bands and lettered in gilt to spine, speckled edges. Good condition. RARE. "The finest large scale coloured plates on Jamaica" (Tooley).

Coloured plates in order:

Volume 1.

1. Plantain Trees.
2. [Plate is missing].
3. Weston Favel Estate, Trelawny.
4. Retreat Penn, St. Anns.
5. Town of Falmouth, Jamaica.
6. The Date Tree. Sugar Works in the distance.
7. The Windward Falls, near Kingston.
8. The Parade and Upper part of Kingston from the Church.
9. View on the Hope River, near Dunsinane.
10. Port Antonio.
11. Sketch of Bamboos and Cotton Tree. Westmoreland.
12. Rio Bueno.
13. Retirement Estate, St. James's.
14. Savanah La Mar.
15. Cocoa Nut walk on the Coast, near Runaway Bay.
16. Mountain Cottage Scene. Cocoa Nut Trees in the foreground.

Volume 2.

17. City of Kingston from the Commercial Rooms, looking towards the east.
18. City of Kingston from the Commercial Rooms, looking towards the north.
19. City of Kingston from the Commercial Rooms, looking towards the south.
20. City of Kingston from the Commercial Rooms, looking towards the west.
21. Sea side Grape.
22. Lethe Estate on Great River. St. James and Hanover.
23. Distant View of the Plains of Westmoreland, looking towards Savannah La Mar.
24. Distant view of Fort Royal and Kingston from a height near the Apostles Battery.
25. Moran Bay.
26. Palm and Banana Trees.
27. The Ferry Inn, on the road to Spanish Town.
28. Port Royal.
29. Vessels leaving Port Royal.
30. View on Spanish River, near Buff Bay.
31. Wild Fig, or Indian God Tree.
32. Town of Bath, St. Thomas in the East.

Volume 3.

33. St. Ann's Bay.
34. The Bog Walk, St. Thomas in the Vale.
35. Stewart Castle Estate, Trelawny.
36. Fern Tree on the banks of the Rio Grande.
37. Clermont Pen, St. Mary's. Annette Bay in the distance.
38. [Plate is missing]
39. Annette Bay.
40. Belle Vue. Residence near Kingston, Stoney Hill in the distance.
41. Scene at Up Park Camp.