Auction 169, Lot 361

"Ville du Cap dans l'Isle de St. Domingue", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Cap Haitien, Haiti

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 8.8 inches
35.1 x 22.4 cm

This bird's-eye plan depicts the important port city of Cap Francois on the island of Saint Domingue, now known as Cap Haitien, Haiti. Saint Domingue was a French colony established on the island of Hispaniola in 1659, and Cap Francois, established circa 1670, was the capital. This plan shows the block-street pattern in detail, with a key in the title cartouche indicating nine sites of interest, such as the fort, cemetery, and a fountain. The city is surrounded by excellent topographical detail. A compass rose orients north to the right, and the map is embellished with a rococo title cartouche.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1879.

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor marginal soiling and a few tiny chips along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/12/2018