Auction 150, Lot 343

"L'Isle St. Domingue ou Espagnole Decouverte l'An 1492. Par les Espagnols…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1723 (dated)

Publication: Atlas ou Recueil de Cartes Geographiques

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 17.3 inches
59.2 x 43.9 cm

Map of Hispaniola and the Turks & Caicos Islands. Hispaniola is shown divided into two parts with the French owning the western third of the Island and Spain controlling the rest. These boundaries were based upon the 1697 Treaty of Ryswick. There is interesting detail of mountains, rivers, towns and wildlife. The beautiful title cartouche depicts Columbus’ discovery of the island in 1492 and a distance scale cartouche displays native scenes.

References: Pastoureau, FER II C [96 bis].

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper and very light soiling.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 9/17/2014