Auction 112, Lot 328

"[Lot of 2] Stadt St Domingo [and] Karte von dem Eylande Hayti heutiges Tages Espagnola oder die Insel St. Domingo Nebst den Benachbarten Eylanden", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Greater Antilles

Period: 1754 (dated)


Color: Black & White

See Description

First (10.2 x 7") is a fine bird's-eye plan of the city and harbor with ships at anchor and even a gallows in the foreground. Second (13. X 8.5") is a handsome map centered on Hispaniola and including Puerto Rico, the eastern part of Cuba, the Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas as far north as Cat Island. The German title gives Hispaniola as Hayti, an Arawak Indian word meaning land of the mountains” Published in a German edition of Prevost's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages.


Condition: B

Small rust spot on map with light soil in blank margins of both.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/28/2005