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Auction 151, Lot 371

"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 x 17.2 inches
58.4 x 43.7 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: A

Excellent impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold and several small stains confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 11/19/2014