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"Exploring the Indies: A Journey through Maps, Posters, and History" Embark on a captivating voyage as we delve into the enchanting world of the Indies

Background imageIndies Collection: Maps / Jamaica

Maps / Jamaica
Maps/Jamaica

Background imageIndies Collection: Naval Battle 1782

Naval Battle 1782
Off St Lucia, West Indies, Rodney attacks de Grasses fleet and breaks the French line, resulting in a fine victory

Background imageIndies Collection: Map of Caribbean

Map of Caribbean
The Caribbean, with the West Indies, and the coasts of the United States and the Spanish possessions which later became Texas and Mexico, and the northern coast of S. America

Background imageIndies Collection: Poster advertising Royal Mail Lines to the West Indies

Poster advertising Royal Mail Lines to the West Indies
Poster advertising a Royal Mail Lines cruise to the West Indies on the liner Atlantis

Background imageIndies Collection: The Ford at Cave River, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies

The Ford at Cave River, Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies. circa 1910

Background imageIndies Collection: RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Totonaca Civilization

RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Totonaca Civilization. 1950. MEXICO. Mexico City. National Palace. Mexican Mural Painting. Fresco

Background imageIndies Collection: Poster, Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Board

Poster, Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Board, designed by H Woolhiser. circa 1950s

Background imageIndies Collection: Tatler front-cover: Princess Margaret

Tatler front-cover: Princess Margaret
A delightful portrait of Princess Margaret to mark her trip to Trinidad where she performed the opening ceremonies of the new Federal Government of the West Indies

Background imageIndies Collection: Map of the Caribbean island of Martinique, c1783

Map of the Caribbean island of Martinique, c1783

Background imageIndies Collection: MV Empire Windrush

MV Empire Windrush, best known for the arrival of West Indian immigrants at Tilbury Docks on 22 June 1948. Date: circa 1948

Background imageIndies Collection: The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad

The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad, 1888. People cavort in fancy dress through the street, some playing banjos, others brandishing what looks like bladders on sticks

Background imageIndies Collection: West Indies Cricket Team - 1957 Tour - Signatures

West Indies Cricket Team - 1957 Tour - Signatures
The West Indies Cricket Team - Tour of England 1957. Featured are the brilliant (Sir) Garfield (Gary) Sobers, Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, (Sir) Wesley Winfield Hall and Sonny Ramadhin

Background imageIndies Collection: Jubilee Market, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

Jubilee Market, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. Date: circa 1905

Background imageIndies Collection: Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, Virgin Islands, West Indies

Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, Virgin Islands, West Indies
View of Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, Virgin Islands, West Indies. Date: circa 1940

Background imageIndies Collection: Poster advertising White Star to the West Indies

Poster advertising White Star to the West Indies
Poster advertising White Star cruises to the West Indies, via the Azores and the Spanish Main, on the Britannic. The cruise lasts 40 days, and costs from 70. "

Background imageIndies Collection: Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788. Creator: William Ward

Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788. Creator: William Ward
Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788

Background imageIndies Collection: Barrels of molasses, West India Docks, London, 1926-1927. Artist: Langfier Photo

Barrels of molasses, West India Docks, London, 1926-1927. Artist: Langfier Photo
Barrels of molasses, West India Docks, London, 1926-1927. Illustration from Wonderful London, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, Volume I, published by Amalgamated Press, (London, 1926-1927)

Background imageIndies Collection: Lords Castle, Barbados, West Indies

Lords Castle, Barbados, West Indies
Lords Castle, Saint Philip, Barbados, West Indies -- a Georgian mansion which belonged to a bucaneer, Sam Lord, and later became a hotel. Date: circa 1910

Background imageIndies Collection: Jamaica, West Indies - The Town of Mandeville - Aerial View

Jamaica, West Indies - The Town of Mandeville - Aerial View Date: circa 1920s

Background imageIndies Collection: Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies - Mayaro Beach

Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies - Mayaro Beach
Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies - Coconut Palm Trees hanging over the pale sand of Mayaro Beach. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageIndies Collection: West Indies Cricket Team, 1939

West Indies Cricket Team, 1939
The West Indies Cricket Team on their visit to England in 1939

Background imageIndies Collection: Haiti Royal Palace

Haiti Royal Palace
Citadelle Laferrire, the palace of Henri Christophe, ruler from 1807, king 1811-1818, committed suicide 1820

Background imageIndies Collection: West Indies Grenada

West Indies Grenada
(Windward Islands) Native porters coaling a paddle-steamer in St Georges Harbour

Background imageIndies Collection: Curtly Ambrose - West Indies cricketer

Curtly Ambrose - West Indies cricketer Date: 1980s - 1990s

Background imageIndies Collection: West Indian Musicians

West Indian Musicians
Marimba boxes feature in popular Calypso bands, Jamaica, West Indies. Date: 1960s

Background imageIndies Collection: Spain (1493). Letter of the queen Isabel I to

Spain (1493). Letter of the queen Isabel I to Christopher Columbus (5th September 1493). SPAIN. Sevilla. General Archives of the Indies

Background imageIndies Collection: Trinidad Carnival Band

Trinidad Carnival Band
An oil drum band playing festive music at the annual Port of Spain Carnival, Trinidad, West Indies. Date: 1968

Background imageIndies Collection: Map / W Indies / Hispaniola

Map / W Indies / Hispaniola
The island of Hispaniola, now occupied by Haiti to the west, the Dominican Republic to the east

Background imageIndies Collection: British Navy taking Curacao, Napoleonic Wars

British Navy taking Curacao, Napoleonic Wars
The British Navy taking the Caribbean island of Curacao during the Napoleonic Wars

Background imageIndies Collection: FERNANDEZ, Alejo (1475-1546). The Virgin of the

FERNANDEZ, Alejo (1475-1546). The Virgin of the Navigators. 1536. Central panel. Gothic art. Oil on wood. SPAIN. Sevilla. General Archives of the Indies

Background imageIndies Collection: Poster advertising Imperial Airways

Poster advertising Imperial Airways, with flights between Europe, Africa, India, the Far East, Australia, the USA and Bermuda

Background imageIndies Collection: West India Docks 1810

West India Docks 1810
The West India Docks in the great age of English trade - vessels lining the quays as far as the eye can see. Imports from the West Indies were especially important

Background imageIndies Collection: Cacrabank Hotel, Worthing, Barbados, West Indies

Cacrabank Hotel, Worthing, Barbados, West Indies. Date: circa 1940

Background imageIndies Collection: Trafalgar square, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, circa 1

Trafalgar square, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, circa 1900. Date: circa 1900

Background imageIndies Collection: Poster, Pan American to the Caribbean

Poster, Pan American to the Caribbean
Poster, Pan American airline to the Caribbean. circa 1950s

Background imageIndies Collection: Market Gossip - Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean

Market Gossip - Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageIndies Collection: Troumasse River Bridge, Micoud, St Lucia, West Indies

Troumasse River Bridge, Micoud, St Lucia, West Indies. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageIndies Collection: Atlas Novus, 17th c Map of the Caribbean

Atlas Novus, 17th c Map of the Caribbean
BLAEU, Jan (1596-1673). Atlas Novus or Atlas Maior. 1635 - 1665. Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum Terris Adiacentibus. Map of the Caribbean islands printed in Amsterdam circa 1645

Background imageIndies Collection: Jamaica - Panorama of Mandeville

Jamaica - Panorama of Mandeville
Slide showing a photograph over looking the city of Mandeville. Mandeville is the capital and largest town in the parish of Manchester in the county of Middlesex, Jamaica.. Part of Box 108

Background imageIndies Collection: Mauritius - Pieter Both Mountain

Mauritius - Pieter Both Mountain
Pieter Both - the second highest mountain of Mauritius - named after Pieter Both, the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIndies Collection: Queen Elizabeth II - West Indies royal tour 1966

Queen Elizabeth II - West Indies royal tour 1966
Queen Elizabeth II during her West Indies tour of 1966, probably in St. Vincent. Date: 1966

Background imageIndies Collection: High Street, San Fernando, Trinidad, West Indies

High Street, San Fernando, Trinidad, West Indies
High Street, San Fernando, Gulf of Paria, Trinidad, West Indies. Date: circa 1910

Background imageIndies Collection: Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula

Venus flytrap, Dionaea muscipula. Illustration from John Ellis, Directions for bringing over seeds and plants from the East Indies to which is added

Background imageIndies Collection: Jamaica Earthquake

Jamaica Earthquake
When Jamaica is devastated by an earthquake, the Royal Navy brings food and supplies for the victims

Background imageIndies Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Leviathan, a Drake-class armoured cruiser. HMS Leviathan was one of four Drake-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy around 1900

Background imageIndies Collection: Poster, Pan American World Airways to the Caribbean

Poster, Pan American World Airways to the Caribbean -- the System of the Flying Clippers, designed by Mark von Arenburg. circa 1950s

Background imageIndies Collection: Cocoa bean pods - Trinidad - West Indies

Cocoa bean pods - Trinidad - West Indies Date: circa 1930s

Background imageIndies Collection: Jamaica - West Indies - Mandeville - Market Day

Jamaica - West Indies - Mandeville - Market Day. Date: circa 1910s



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"Exploring the Indies: A Journey through Maps, Posters, and History" Embark on a captivating voyage as we delve into the enchanting world of the Indies. From the vibrant shores of Jamaica to the picturesque landscapes of the Caribbean islands, this collection unveils a tapestry of rich cultural heritage and untold stories. Maps guide us through uncharted territories, revealing hidden gems and exotic destinations. Discover Jamaica's allure as you trace its contours on an ancient map, envisioning palm-fringed beaches and cascading waterfalls that beckon adventurous souls. Step back in time with a vintage poster advertising Royal Mail Lines to the West Indies. Let your imagination set sail aboard majestic ships bound for paradise, where azure waters meet golden sands under endless blue skies. The Caribbean comes alive in vivid colors on another poster showcasing White Star's journey to these tropical havens. Feel the warmth of sun-kissed breezes as you immerse yourself in island life - from Trinidad's carnival extravaganza to Kingston's bustling Jubilee Market. History unfolds before our eyes with depictions of naval battles fought bravely in 1782. Witness Monsieur de St. George's valiant spirit captured by William Ward’s skilled hand; his legacy forever etched in time. Marvel at Martinique’s beauty through an exquisite map dating back to 1783 – an artistic masterpiece that transports us to lush rainforests and sugar plantations amidst colonial splendor. The MV Empire Windrush symbolizes hope and resilience as it carries dreams across oceans. Its arrival marks a turning point, igniting waves of cultural exchange between Britain and its beloved West Indies. Barrels brimming with molasses evoke memories of trade routes connecting London’s West India Docks with distant lands – sweet nectar bridging continents while intertwining cultures throughout history. Indies - not just a company but a testament to human connections forged over centuries; their impact reverberating through art, trade, and the shared experiences of diverse communities.