"La Partie Francoise de l'Isle de Saint Domingue", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime
Color: Black & White
13.5 x 8.5 inches
34.3 x 21.6 cm
This is a copper engraved chart detailing the western half of the island (Haiti) while it was under France's domination. Abundant place name detail is noted along the coastal region while the interior's topography and watershed are nicely developed. Rococo-style title cartouche, rhumb lines, compass rose, and fleur-de-lys decorate the chart.
Dark impression on thick hand laid paper with very wide margins. It has a little light foxing and one area of paper abrasion in blank area at lower left.