"Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue Dressee en 1722 pour l'Usage du Roy...", Delisle/Buache
Period: 1745 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
24.8 x 19 inches
63 x 48.3 cm
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 mountains, roads, towns, ports, plantations, sugar works and navigational hazards. Decorated with a large title cartouche. Engraved by Marin.
References: Tooley (MCC-33) #61.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with light offsetting, faint toning along the centerfold, and a minor damp stain along the bottom edge of the sheet, well away from image. There is a small hole near the centerfold in the top blank margin.