Auction 123, Lot 400

"Isles de Saint Domingue ou Hispaniola, et de la Martinique", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: Hispaniola and Martinque

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 19 inches
50.8 x 48.3 cm

Superb large map of Hispaniola with a sizable inset of Martinique. The nicely detailed map covers the area to include the tip of Cuba and the Bahamas. The map is decorated by a grand decorative title cartouche and scale of miles.

References: Pedley #480.

Condition: C+

Some worm-holing along the centerfold has been repaired with paper and archival tape on front and back. Additional wormholes in the cartouche and in margins. There are a few archival tape reinforcements to some of the wormholes on verso. The map also has an extraneous fold and a spot. The impression is very crisp and the paper is nice and bright, with full, wide margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/20/2008