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Auction 125, Lot 370

"Isle de Saint Domingue", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1764 (published)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 8 inches
34.3 x 20.3 cm

This beautifully engraved chart of Hispaniola features a decorative rococo-style title cartouche in the upper left corner and an abundance of coastal detail. The topography and interior are nicely developed showing towns, villages, churches, rivers, lakes and mountains.


Condition: B

On a sheet of hand laid paper with wide margins and lovely original color. Toned at centerfold and along edges, a few other light toning spots. Centerfold has tape on verso, apparently as reinforcement.

Estimate: $90 - $140

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/24/2008