Sugar Mill with Vertical Rollers, French West Indies, 1665


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Image Reference
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Source
Charles de Rochefort, Histoire naturelle et morale des iles Antilles de l'Amerique . . . (Rotterdam 1681), p. 332. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Various phases of sugar-making are identified by letters, e.g., A, "la facon de faire marcher les boefs que sont tourner le moulin" (the way in which the cattle that turn the mill are walked); L, "les negres qui servent le moulin, et qui possent les cannes entre les rouleaus" (the blacks who service the mill, and push the canes between the rollers). The same illustration appears in the 1665 edition of De Rochefort.