"[Lot of 2] Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue [and] Baye et Ville de Bayaha ou Port-Dauphin dans l'Isle de St. Domingue", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1758-64 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A. Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue, from La Harpe's L'Histoire Generale des Voyages, circa 1758 (11.5 x 7.6"). This copper-engraved map of Hispaniola names several capes, ports, and bays running along the coast of the island, as well as identifying numerous towns and rivers inland. A compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis radiates rhumb lines and a title cartouche draped in garlands adorns the upper left corner. Condition: On watermarked paper with a faint damp stain around the centerfold and minor offsetting. (B+)
B. Baye et Ville de Bayaha ou Port-Dauphin dans l'Isle de St. Domingue, circa 1764 (13.8 x 8.5"). This lovely chart centers on Fort-Liberte Bay in Haiti. Excellent topographical detail highlights the coastline, rivers, forests and fields, and there are numerous soundings in the water. Fortifications appear in Fort Dauphin and on Ilet des Boucaniers. A large compass rose orients north to the left. Condition: A nice impression with two faint damp stains in the top blank margin. (A)
References: Sellers & Van Ee #1851 & 1874.
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