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

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