Auction 159, Lot 349

"L'Isle St. Domingue ou Espagnole...", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1715 (dated)

Publication: Suite de l'Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 8.9 inches
33.3 x 22.6 cm

This map of Hispaniola extends to include the Turks & Caicos Islands and the tip of Cuba. Detail is confined primarily to the coasts with a number of towns, rivers, and an ancient fort. To the west is a lagoon that is noted as filled with fish, alligators, and sharks. The map is adorned with a unique bull's-eye styled compass rose.

References: Pastoureau, FER IC [223].

Condition: B+

A bunch of grapes watermark with light toning and minor soiling.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2016