Auction 124, Lot 343

"Carte Reduite de l'Isle de Saint Domingue et de ses Debouquements pour servir aux Vaisseaux du Roy…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: L'Hydrographie Francoise

Color: Hand Color

Size:
34.8 x 22 inches
88.4 x 55.9 cm

This gorgeous, large-scale chart covers Hispaniola, Turks & Caicos Islands, Lower Bahamas, the eastern ends of Cuba and Jamaica, and the western end of Puerto Rico. The mountainous terrain of the islands is vividly shown and the information includes the locations of settlements, roads, forts, reefs and harbors. The sheet features loxodromic lines and the Depot de la Marine seal with Prix, trente Sols noted at the bottom. This is the 1754 corrected addition.

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Condition: A+

Strong sheet with very attractive color.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/7/2008

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