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LE PILOTE DE L'ISLE DE SAINT-DOMINGUE ET DES DEBOUQUEMENS DE CETTE ISLE.... [with:] DETAIL SUR LA NAVIGATION AUX COTES DE SAINT-DOMINGUE ET DANS SES DEBOUQUEMENS
Paris, 1787. Large folio atlas in antique-style half calf and patterned boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light scattered foxing. Quarto text volume in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label, stamped with the arms of France on both covers. A few scattered spots of foxing. Last ten pages of text lightly browned. A very good set. A rare and beautifully produced atlas recording the results of an official French coastal survey of the island of Hispaniola, with the full complement of seven maps and plates. Only three copies of this rare marine atlas are recorded as having sold at auction in the past thirty years, and all had only six maps and plates. The text starts with an explanation of the methods the Comte de Puységur used during the survey, as well as his acknowledgment of the help given by various individuals (the coastal profiles, for instance, were drawn up from drawings by M. Ozanne, "Ingénieur-constructeur de la Marine"). This introductory text is followed by detailed notes on the observations made of the positions of the various locations used as a base for the construction of the maps, and by notes on the available anchorages around the island. The text finishes with "Détails du mouvement" of marine chronometers number "28" and letter "A" that were used during the survey. The maps and plates are as follows: 1) "Carte réduite de l'Isle de St. Domingue . d'après les observations faites sur la Corvette Vautour en 1784 et 1785." A double-page map of Saint Domingue with four integral coastal profiles at the top. 2) "Carte réduite des débouquements de St. Domingue . d'après les observations faites sur la Corvette Vautour en 1784 et 1785." A double-page sea-chart of the Turks and Caicos Islands and part of the northern coastline of Saint Domingue. 3) "Plan de la Baye de l'Acul; Baye de Dame-Marie; Le Port François; Plan du Môle St. Nicolas; Baye des Irois." One page with charts of five anchorages on the coast of Hispaniola. 4) "L'Anse a Chouchou; Le Port Paix; Mouillage de Jean- Rabel; La Baye Moustique; Baye de Tiburon; Baye des Gonayves; La Baye du Fond de la Grange; Port a l'Écu; rade de la Basse-Terre." One page with charts of nine anchorages on the coast of Hispaniola. 5) Coastal profiles of seventeen locations on a single page. 6) Coastal profiles of nineteen locations on a single page 7) "Carte De La Gonave dressée sur les opérations géométriques faites en 1787 . par M. de Lieudé de Sepmanville." A double-page sea chart of Gonave Island and the Port Au Prince Bay area. The accompanying text volume gives details for navigating the coasts of the island. Rare, with only seven copies of the atlas and fewer than twenty copies of the accompanying text located in OCLC. A lovely set.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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