Asphalt Lakes, Trinidad
||Asphalt Lakes, Trinidad
|Extent and Medium
||17 images; Good condition.
||Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
|Content and context|
A collection of photographs mounted on card, measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm., with brief typed captions pasted to the mounts. The collection shows stages in the extraction, transportation and refining of pitch from the asphalt lake at La Brea, in the south-west corner of the Island. Raleigh used the pitch from this lake to caulk his ships as early as 1585, declaring it to be the best he had ever used.
Access and Use|
Please cite as Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library, Asphalt Lakes, Trinidad, Y3075D
This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche number 25.
|British West Indies|
|North and Central America|
|Trinidad and Tobago|
|No further on-line information.|
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