An early view of Redonda Island, 1740

Did you first hear of Redonda in the Johnny Depp movies, "Pirates of the Caribbean" or in the computer game, "Vendetta: Curse of the Raven's Cry" or its soundtrack album composed by Victor Stoyanov and Sebastian Dierkes? Perhaps you know the name from the contemporary British artist, Stephen Chambers', "Court of Redonda", the set of one hundred paintings shown at the Venice Biennale in 2017, inspired by the diplomatically unrecognised, "Kingdom of Redonda". Or if you are interested in Conservation and Environmental Reinstatement, you might have heard of the outstanding success story of the restoration of Redonda by international agencies, a project covered by the National Geographic magazine.

Here is a small watercolour of the kind executed by artists on "hydrographic survey" ships of the Royal Navy. I can't locate an earlier view.


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