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Plan de la Ville des Cayes, dans l'Isle de St. Domingue.


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A scarce and beautifully colored chart of Les Cayes, one of present-day Haiti's major ports, located on the south coast of the country's southwestern peninsula. The town itself, its harbor and anchorages, and the topography of the surrounding countryside and plantations are rendered in extraordinary detail. From the rare first edition of Recueil de vues des lieux principaux de la colonie francaise de Saint-Domingue, the atlas published as a companion to the six-volume Loix et constitutions des colonies françoises de l'Amérique sous le Vent by Moreau de Saint-Méry, a key chronicler of life on the French colony of Saint Domingue, today's Haiti, on the eve of the Haitian Revolution.
Item Number: RS2438
Cartographer: Moreau de Saint-Mery / Phelipeau
Place & Date: Paris / 1786 / 1791
Size: 17 5/8" x 14"
Condition: original color; light overall age toning; some smudges and staining; linen-backed
Price: SOLD