Auction 113, Lot 863

"[Lot of 2] Histoire de l'Isle Espagnole, Tome I & II [and] Tome III & IV", Charlevoix, P. F. Xavier de

Subject: Exploration and History

Period: 1733 (dated)


Color: Black & White

4.3 x 6.6 inches
10.9 x 16.8 cm

This is the important, early and extensive history of the Caribbean focused on Santo Domingo. Includes a large amount of material on the indigenous and Negro populations. The volumes cover the years 1492 through 1724. This is the smaller format reprint of the 1730-31 quarto edition. Includes a good set of folding maps and charts covering Santo Domingo, Haiti, Venezuela, and the entire Caribbean area. Hardbound in full leather, with raised spines, gilt tooling, and embossed titles. Four books bound in two volumes. Charlevoix was a French Jesuit who spent time in Quebec, St. Louis and New Orleans before arriving in Santo Domingo. Each Tome contains frontispiece and title page, text, maps and views.

All of the maps are present and are by d'Anville. 1) Carte des Isles de L'Amerique…; 2) l'Isle Espagnole sous le nom Indien d'Hayti; 3) Carte Particuliere du Gouvernement de Venezuela; 4) Plan de la Ville de San - Domingo; 5) l'Isle Espagnole ou de Saint-Domingue; 6) Carte Particuliere de l'Isthme de Panama, Golfe de Darien, Cote de Carthagene; 7) Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue; 8) Plan du Port de Bayaha; 9) Plan de la Vera-Cruz Port du Mexique; 10) Plan du Cap Francois Et des ses Environs; 11) Plan de la Rade du Port - Paix a la Cote Septentrionale de Saint Domingue; 12) Carte de L Isle a Vache et du fond de la Grande Terre; 13) Plan du Cul de Sac de Leogane ou le Port au Prince; 14) Plan de la Baye de Carthagene des Indes…; 15) Carte de la Partie de Saint - Domingue Habitee par les Francois (with 1" stain); 16) Plan de la Ville du Cap, ala Cote Septentrionale de Saint Dominque; 17) Plan du Petit Goave, et de L'Acul; and 18) Plan de Leogane et de la Coste depuis l'Ester Jusquau Cul de Sac. Plus two folding engraved views. A complete and fine set.

References: Sabin #12128.

Condition: A

Original full leather with some small cracks at spine. Contents are very good, signatures tight. All maps are generally very good or good with fine impression and sound paper. Some with light offsetting or toning. Book plate on verso of title page.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000


Closed on 12/7/2005