"Isle de Saint Domingue", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
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.
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.