Carte des isles de la Jamaïque et de St. Domingue
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The eastern part of Cuba and the islands of Jamaica and Hispaniola are depicted on this map which appeared in the French school atlas, "Atlas Universel de Geographic Physique et Politique". The atlas was published in several editions at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The political situation on the islands of Jamaica and Hispaniola during this time period is evident here. By the end of the 18th century, British colonialism had imposed on Jamaica rather ill-fitting and contrived English-style counties with names such as Middlesex and Surry, names that are still used today. On Hispaniola, meanwhile, the Treaty of 1777 had given birth to the border between present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This separation is clearly delineated on this map. Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Mentelle's Atlas universal de geographie. Paris. 1797-1801. Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL) Edme Mentelle, Grégoire Chanlaire ; André scrip. ; Tardieu sculp.
|Mentelle, E. (Edme), 1730-1815|
|Boston Public Library|
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