Port Royal, Jamaica

map of Port Royal

John Taylor.
Port Royal. 1688.
32 x 39 cm.
National Library of Jamaica, NLJ ms 105.

This is one of only a handful of eyewitness drawings of Port Royal before the 1692 earthquake. Note Fort Charles at the southwest of the town.

An exhibition organized by the Institute of Jamaica
and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida (HistoryMiami)

16 February – 3 June 2007
HistoryMiami Museum
Miami, Florida

January – June 2008
Institute of Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica

The online exhibition:

© 2007 Historical Museum of Southern Florida and the Institute of Jamaica. All rights reserved.