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View of Port Louis, rue Desforges, Mauritius, 1861 (engraving)

View of Port Louis, rue Desforges, Mauritius, 1861 (engraving)

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View of Port Louis, rue Desforges, Mauritius, 1861 (engraving)

CHT382371 View of Port Louis, rue Desforges, Mauritius, 1861 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; ( vue de Port-Louis, Ile Maurice; Port Napoleon; Port-Napoleon; Isle of France; Ile de France; ); eArchives Charmet; French, out of copyright

© Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Images

Media ID 23486960

Capital Colony Mauritian Palm Tree Tropical


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This engraving from 1861 showcases a stunning view of Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. The image takes us back in time to the colonial era, where we can witness the bustling activity of this African harbor town. The scene is set on rue Desforges, a vibrant street filled with life and energy. Palm trees sway gently in the tropical breeze, adding an exotic touch to the already picturesque surroundings. In the distance, majestic mountains rise up against the clear blue sky, creating a breathtaking backdrop for this coastal settlement. As our eyes wander through the print, we notice a carriage making its way along the cobbled streets. This glimpse into daily life transports us to another era when horse-drawn carriages were a common mode of transportation. Port Louis itself appears as a thriving hub of trade and commerce. Ships dotting the harbor indicate that it was once an important port for international vessels visiting or passing by Mauritius. This historic engraving not only captures a moment frozen in time but also serves as a reminder of Mauritius' rich cultural heritage and its significance as an island nation in Africa. It invites us to imagine what life was like during this period and appreciate how much has changed since then.

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