"Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1764 (dated)
Color: Black & White
36 x 22.5 inches
91.4 x 57.2 cm
This large chart of present day Haiti and the Dominican Republic was completed for the French Admiralty. The coastline includes the locations of settlements, forts, reefs, safe harbors, and fresh water, while the interior is filled with mountainous terrain, rivers, roads, the locations of plantations and notes.
A dark impression on sturdy watermarked paper with faint toning along centerfold and a few short printer's creases at bottom right. There are a couple of insignificant spots caused by paper flaws.