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Auction 188, Lot 281

"Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue Dressee en 1722 pour l'Usage du Roy sur les Memoires de Mr. Frezier…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Hispaniola, Turks & Caicos

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24.1 x 18.6 inches
61.2 x 47.2 cm
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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 three districts showing mountains, roads, towns, ports, plantations, sugar works and navigational hazards. Decorated with a large title cartouche and compass rose. Latin title above, "Insulae S. Dominicae Tabula Accuratissima."


Condition: A

On a clean sheet with contemporary outline color.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/22/2022