"[Lot of 2] I. d'Hispaniola et P. Rico [and] Le Plan de l'Isle de St. Jan de Pto. Rico est dans la Page Precedente Chisree 319 ... de la Ville de San-Domingo ou de St. Dominique...", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Greater Antilles - Hispaniola & Puerto Rico
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
3.9 x 5.8 inches
9.9 x 14.7 cm
This charming lot of miniature maps provides a closer look of the islands of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Size varies slightly. French text on versos.
A. I. d'Hispaniola et P. Rico. Both islands are featured on this first sheet, surrounded by smaller satellite islands and battling war ships. A handful of cities are located, including San Juan in Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo in Hispaniola, with Hispaniola divided into five regions. The title is enclosed in a banner. Condition: Faint show-through of text on verso and light toning in the blank margins. (A)
B. Le Plan de l'Isle de St. Jan de Pto. Rico est dans la Page Precedente Chisree 319 ... de la Ville de San-Domingo ou de St. Dominique.... The second sheet is a bird's-eye view of the city of Santo Domingo, now the capital of the Dominican Republic and the largest city in the Caribbean. There are two ships in the foreground with several cathedrals, the port, and the city's fortifications detailed in the view. A drape-style title cartouche hangs above the city. Condition: Light show-through of text on verso with a small hole and some soiling in the blank margins. (B+)
References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET IA, Tome V #646 & #647.
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