• Creator
  • L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726
  • Created Date
  • 1725
  • Publisher
  • Chez l'Auteur
    Paris
  • Description
  • The second largest Caribbean island, known to the Spanish as Hispaniola or Española and to the French as Saint Domingue, was first explored by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and became the center of Spanish rule in the 16th century. While the Spanish settlements were concentrated on the eastern two thirds of the island, buccaneers occupied the western third during the 17th century. Consequently in 1697, Spain ceded the western third to France. ... more
    The second largest Caribbean island, known to the Spanish as Hispaniola or Española and to the French as Saint Domingue, was first explored by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and became the center of Spanish rule in the 16th century. While the Spanish settlements were concentrated on the eastern two thirds of the island, buccaneers occupied the western third during the 17th century. Consequently in 1697, Spain ceded the western third to France. Although the French name is applied to the entire island on this 1725 map by the noted French geographer Guillaume Delisle, the Spanish presence on the eastern part of the island is acknowledged with the designation, "Quartiers des Espagnols," while the French area is labeled "Quartiers du Nord " and "Quartiers du Sud." Delisle's rendition of the island is based on a 1722 map prepared by the French engineer Amédée Frézier. Detached from unidentified source. Relief shown pictorially. Lieues marines Francoises de 20 au degré. Lieues communes de France de 25 au degré. Lieues Espagnoles de 17 1/2 au degré. Dressée en 1722 pour l'usage du Roy sur les memoires de Mr. Frezier, ingenieur de S.M. et autres, assujelis aux observations astronomiques, par G. De l'Isle ; Marin sculpsit. Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. less
  • Format
  • Maps
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