|This image is the frontispiece to an atlas of the Caribbean islands.
It shows an idyllic view of the Caribbean, including a group of people,
presumably enslaved, who somewhat improbably look healthy, content
and in possession of leisure time. The impression is completed by
the inclusion of a mother and child on the right of the picture. This
image, very far from the truth of slavery, would have been intended
for the consumption of the prosperous White people likely to be using
CO 700/West Indies 21, f. 1 (c. 1780)