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Unknown author (2007). Monte Video [digital image]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/194357
Drawing, double page panorama. 8v The foreground is blank, indicating calm water. The left background shows the profile of distant lowland on the horizon, whereas the centre to centre right is occupied by a hilly headland with a fort on top, from which a pathway appears to meander down the hillside. From the hilly headland to the right-hand edge of the picture, the horizon falls and recedes again to more distant lowland. In the right midground below the low horizon profile, three boats are shown, two smaller ones seen end-on either side of a larger one facing leftwards at half-profile towards the viewer. In front of the hilly headland, in the centre midground, is a three-masted sailing boat, sails not raised, facing left. The sky is blank, with the sun shining from behind and somewhat to the left of Martens' vantage point. 9r The foreground remains blank, indicating calm water. The left background continues the receding distant lowland horizon; in the left centre, off the end of a low headland in the distance, a sailing boat faces away from the shore. At the end of the headland, and at intervals behind it, other upper masts and rigging appear, presumably belonging to boats at anchor. In the midground from centre to right, the land slowly rises, forming a headland entirely filled from the shoreline upwards by the buildings of Montevideo, which in the main are indicated only in outline. There is an abrupt transition, to the right of a rising diagonal line marking the outer town wall, to more rural terrain stretching to the right-hand edge of the picture. To the left of the town wall, the dome and two prominent square conical-topped towers of Montevideo Cathedral project against the sky, which is blank. In the centre left of the picture, close to the harbour and to the right of the group of masts, stands another prominent building, perhaps a long and tall warehouse or other commercial exchange.
A shoreline land/seascape, with boats, and the outline of town buildings.
MS.Add.7983: 8v--9, A0B2hoC0E0H0P0S2aT3egW1a
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