"Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue Dressee en 1722 pour l'Usage du Roy...", Delisle/Buache
Period: 1745 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel
Color: Hand Color
24.6 x 18.9 inches
62.5 x 48 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.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet and minor centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been archivally repaired.