Auction 126, Lot 390

"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)


Color: Hand Color

35 x 22 inches
88.9 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 unusual, extensive loxodromic lines over-printed in red. This is an early edition without the seal of the Depot de la Marine.


Condition: A+

Original outline color with only the slightest bit of soil, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $650 - $750


Closed on 12/3/2008