Dominican Republic

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925Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
First printed map of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$900.00Bordone--BenedettoFirst-printed-map-of-the-Caribbean-island-of-HispaniolaThe first printed large-scale map of the Caribbean island of <b>Hispaniola</b> which is shared by two nations: the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Also the first printed map to show the earliest settlement in the New World (other than a Viking settlement)- <b>La Isabela</b> ("Isabella"). During his second voyage in 1493 Christopher Columbus founded La Isabela on the central north coast of Hispaniola, in what is today the Dominican Republic. Map is inset onto a full page of Italian text. <br></br> This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. From the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "Isolario di Benedetto Bordone Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'Isole del mondo, con li lor nomi antichi & moderni, historie, favole, & modi del loro vivere, & in qual parte del mare stanno, & in qual parallelo & clima giaciono. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro novamente ritrovato". The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. Bordonne depicts the interior of the island as mountainous with numerous rivers flowing to the sea. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text on verso in Italian.
175Coming Soon!DetailsChedel1754
Ville de St. Domingo
Chedel
1754
$115.00ChedelVille-de-St--DomingoColorful antique engraving shows a birds-eye view of the Port of Santo Domingo with a small fort off to the right guarding the entrance channel.
1084Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1803
Antique French Chart of the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Depot de la Marine
1803
$750.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-Chart-of-the-Dominican-Republic-and-HaitiOld French map of Saint Dominque- the island of Hispaniola not yet divided into political entities of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Topography is shown in relief with extensive shading and hachuring. There is extensive depiction of the roads, rivers, and towns that populate the interior of the island. While the map does provide the user with visual geographic details, the is no information either of elevation of the terrain, nor are there any depth soundings. <br</br> The map was published by the Depot de la Marine in "An Xi" - the 11th year after the French Revolution of 1803. Two changes on the map from an earlier edition of the same map published before the revolution are that the Depot de la Marine logo incorporates the letters "R.F." (Republique francaise) and the town previously denoted as "Port au Prince" is called "Port Republicain" in the post-revolutionary edition.
359Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1809
Bahia Mosquito, Puerto Escudo
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaBahia-Mosquito--Puerto-EscudoRare nautical / harbor charts of Bahia Mosquito and Puerto Escudo, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). <BR> </BR> Published in 1809, these antique large-scale port/harbor charts are two of 22 charts of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica (on 16 plates) published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". Because of Spain's secrecy about its New World territories these charts represent some of the earliest detailed charts of these areas. These antique nautical charts do not often appear on the market. Plate Number 7. Scale in cables.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Fondeadero de Chouchou, Bahia de la Granja
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaFondeadero-de-Chouchou--Bahia-de-la-GranjaAntique nautical / harbor charts of Fondeadero de Chouchou (N. coast of Haiti) and Bahia de la Granja, Haiti.<BR> </BR> Published in 1809, these two large-scale port/harbor charts are two of 22 charts (on 16 plates) of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". Because of Spain's secrecy about its New World territories these antique harbor charts represent some of the earliest detailed charts of these areas. These small charts do not often appear on the market. Plate Number 5. Scale in cables.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
362Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1809
Plano de la Bahia de S. Lorenzo
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPlano-de-la-Bahia-de-S--Lorenzol scarce harbor chart of San Lorenzo Bay, near Sabana de La Mar, in Hato Mayor, Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic). Coverage includes several sandbanks and Rio San Lorenzo.<BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this large-scale antique port/harbor chart is one of 22 charts (on 16 plates) of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". Because of Spain's secrecy about its New World territories these charts represent some of the earliest detailed charts of these areas. These antique nautical charts do not often appear on the market. Plate Number 16. Scale in nautical miles ("milla maritima").<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Punta de la Caldera
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPunta-de-la-CalderaScare antique nautical harbor chart of Punta de la Caldera (Calderas), Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic), on the south coast of that island. Coverage includes from punta de Burros to punta de Salinas. At the location where the Base Naval de las Calderas is now located there is depicted a single small shack. Other features include: punta Intermedia, Punta de Mata-Sola, Caleton, punta Morrillos, casimba de agua dulce (Translated: 'bucket of sweet water'), punta de las Garzas, and punta Rancheros. Numerous soundings, anchorages, and rocks are noted.<BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this large-scale port/harbor chart is one of 22 charts (on 16 plates) of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". Because of Spain's secrecy about its New World territories these charts represent some of the earliest detailed charts of these areas. These small antique charts do not often appear on the market. Plate Number 13. Scale in cables.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
375Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1809
Plano de las Ensenadas de Monte-Cristi y Manzanillo
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$450.00Direccion-HidrografiaPlano-de-las-Ensenadas-de-Monte-Cristi-y-ManzanilloEarly chart by the Direccion Hidrografia of the northwest coast of the Dominican Republic including the Bay of Montecristi and the Bay of Manzanillo and the town of Montecristi. Much of this area now comprises the Parque Nacional Montecristi. The chart's coverage includes the offshore islands in that area, doubtless the source of the name "los siete hermanos" (the seven brothers) including Cayo de Arenas, Cayo Rataas, Cayo Tercero, Cayo de Muertos, and Cayo Totoru . Somewhat larger that the other charts from the Portolano. Plate Number 2. Scale in cables.<BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this large-scale port/harbor chart is one of 22 charts of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica (on 16 plates) published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Septentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". Because of Spain's secrecy about its New World territories these charts represent some of the earliest detailed charts of these areas. <BR> </BR>