Auction 153, Lot 391

"Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1758 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.4 x 7.6 inches
29 x 19.3 cm

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: A

A nice impression, issued folding with wide margins and faint offsetting. There are four small damp stains along top edge of sheet resulting in short tears, far from image.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 5/20/2015