Auction 149, Lot 358

"[Lot of 2] Plan du Port du Cap dans l'Isle de St. Domingue [and] Ville du Cap dans l'Isle de St. Domingue", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Haiti

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petite Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 9.1 inches
36.1 x 23.1 cm

This fascinating pair of charts focuses on a piece of the coastline of what is today Haiti. Plan du Port du Cap dans l'Isle de St. Domingue features excellent topographical detail along the coast and a small plan of Ville du Cap (modern day Cap-Haitien). In the water depth soundings, hazards, and anchorages are shown. A compass rose topped with a fleur-de-lis orients the north to the bottom right corner. Ville du Cap dans l'Isle de St. Domingue zooms in to center on a plan of Cap-Haitien, with a key in the title cartouche indicating nine sites of interest, such as the fort, cemetery, and a fountain. A compass rose orients the north to the right. Size varies slightly.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1878-79.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 5/21/2014

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