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Auction 152, Lot 332

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

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1780 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.6 x 18.9 inches
62.5 x 48 cm
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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. Engraved by Marin.


Condition: A

A nice impression on a sturdy, watermarked sheet with a hint of toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 2/18/2015