[Haiti & Dominican Republic]: St. Domingo
Stock No. 3218MS
A Map of the Island of St. Domingo, showing the border between the French and Spanish parts of the island. Copper engraving from drawings by Brian Edwards for his The History Civil & Commercial of the British Colonies of the West Indies, published by John Stockdale in 1800. Part of Cuba to left. Image 450 x 730 mm, sheet 580 x 770 mm. One horizontal and several vertical folds as issued. Later hand-colouring. A few minor repairs to verso of margins, all well away from engraved area. Overall a very good to fine example.
An important map, Edwards having used many original sources and surveys in drafting it. As a result it was widely pirated, and he was obliged to resort to legal action to protect his copyright, the case setting a precedent for the protection of copyright in cartographic material.