- the corner of Harbour and Duke Streets in the early 1760s, drawn by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere.
background - Kingston before 1800
There seem to be very few pictures of the houses and streets of Kingston in the 18th century. The du Simitiere at the top of the page is the only one I have seen, though I believe he did some other drawings of the city. The houses below are from the Hay map of Kingston from the mid-18th century; one or more may have been located around the Parade. Hibbert or Headquarters House, further down the page, dates from the late 18th century, though the picture was drawn in the early 1860s.
Accounts of 18th century Kingston indicate, as expected, that people moved around Kingston, on foot, on horse-, mule- and donkey-back, and in carts and carriages of various kinds; all the transport seems then to have been private, though there may have been fore-runners of the 19th-century 'busses (of which much more later) as Long refers in his History of Jamaica in the mid-1770s to 'hackney-chaises' plying to Passage Fort.
Something I have not found so far is any reference to sedan chairs on the streets of Kingston or Spanish Town, though I imagine they were there, since they had been so popular in Britain from the 17th century. The reference below in Long's History to the cost of shipping sedan chairs from London to Jamaica, would indicate that some, at least, were imported.