"L'Isle St. Domingue ou Espagnole...", Fer, Nicolas de
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 .
A bunch of grapes watermark with light toning and minor soiling.