Auction 116, Lot 371

"Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue Dressee en 1722 pour l'usage du Roy Sur les Memoires de Mr. Frezier…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24 x 18.5 inches
61 x 47 cm

A crisp example of this important map of Hispaniola and the Turks & Caicos Islands. When initially published in 1722 by Delisle it was one of the first to depict the island's true contours following Frezier's important map of the island. The chart provides excellent detail of the three districts showing mountains, roads, towns, ports, plantations, sugar works and navigational hazards. Decorated with a large title cartouche and compass rose. Latin title above, "Insulae S. Dominicae Tabula Accuratissima."

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Condition: B

Fine impression and original color with a couple of faint foxing spots. Margins trimmed but still adequate.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/20/2006

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