Auction 151, Lot 370

"Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue Dressee en 1722 pour l'Usage du Roy...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1722 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24 x 18.5 inches
61 x 47 cm

This is an important map of Hispaniola and the Turks & Caicos Islands. When initially published in 1722 by Delisle it was one of the first to depict the island's true contours following Frezier's important map of the island. The chart provides excellent detail of the three districts showing mountains, roads, towns, ports, plantations, sugar works and navigational hazards. Decorated with a large title cartouche and compass rose. Latin title above, "Insulae S. Dominicae Tabula Accuratissima."

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Condition: B+

Nice impression and color with minor soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Unsold

Closed on 11/19/2014

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