Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Caribbean Antique Map with Hispaniola (Hayti), Porto Rico, Jamaica

Carte de l'Isle d'Hayti Aujourd'hui l'Espagnole ou l'Isle de St. Domingue avec les Isles Voisines

DESCRIPTION: Matted and framed.

Original mid 18th-century French map of Caribbean islands centered on the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and Santo Domingo by Nicolas Bellin. The island of Hayti ( Haiti ) is shown divided into the five pre-Columbian cacicazgos, or Taino kingdoms. Puerto Rico is named I. Boriquen or S. Jean Baptiste. Nearly all of Jamaica is shown, as well as the eastern half of Cuba, the Turks and Caicos islands, and the Bahamas as far north as Cat Island.

Size with frame 18" x 15".

Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages". Tome 12, No. 1.

French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the 'Petit Atlas Maritime' with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas


GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Dominican Republic

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Matted and framed. Light browning. One vertical fold as issued. Wood frame with a few nicks and scratches as as shown. Engraving not examined out of frame but on visual inspection is clean without condition issues.



SIZE: 15 " x 11 "


PRICE: $285


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