Jamaica: Hans Sloane's window on the world
To mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, Jonathan King, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, explores Sir Hans Sloane’s cultural and scientific account of Jamaica, published in 1707–1725.
The formative experience of Sloane’s visit of the 1680s led to his wide-ranging collection and investigation of the non-European world.
This event took place on 6 July 2012.
Image: Jamaican cacao, growing near the site of Sloane's plantation, on the Rio Cobre February 2012 © JCH King
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