Auction 119, Lot 414

"[Lot of 2] Le Port au Prince dans l'Isle de St. Domingue [and] Environs de Leogane et du Port au Prince dans l'Isle de St. Domingue", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

Size:
See Description

The two maps show the coastal area of Port au Prince and the immediate area of the city. The first, No. 69, focuses on the fortress (6.8 x 8.5") and the second, No. 68, expands to show the surrounding topography (14 x 8.7"). Both embellished by lovely rococo-style title cartouches, fleur-de-lis, rhumb lines, soundings and ship anchor locations.

References: Sellers & Van Ee 1892 & 1890.

Condition: B

Both with full, wide margins. The first is very good, the second has centerfold toning with some offsetting and foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/9/2007

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