This is a woodcut engraving of the original French settlement at Port Louis. This woodcut is from 1769 and shows the very first buildings including a small fort, a church and various houses. A small ship can be seen at anchor.
A translation of the byline states: View of the East Bay of the largest of the Malouines Islands and its dwelling
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