Auction 149, Lot 357

"[Lot of 2] Le Port au Prince dans l'Isle de St. Domingue [and] Environs de Leogane et du Port au Prince dans l'Isle de St. Domingue", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Haiti

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

See Description

These two charts show the coastal area of Port au Prince and the immediate area of the city. The first, No. 69 (6.8 x 8.6"), focuses on the fortress and the second, No. 68 (14.1 x 8.9"), expands to show the surrounding topography (14 x 8.7"). Both are embellished by lovely rococo-style title cartouches, fleur-de-lis, rhumb lines, soundings, and shoals.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1890 & #1892.

Condition: A

The first chart is on watermarked paper. Both have very faint damp stains in the blank margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/21/2014