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Haitian Maps And Prints

From the Collection of Edouard Duval-Carrié

September 14, 2004 - January 23, 2005

The exhibition displayed rare and antique color maps of 18th and 19th century Saint-Domingue (Hispaniola), from the collection of renowned Haitian artist, Edouard Duval-Carrié’s. The detailed maps, adorned with elegant cartouches, show Haiti, her cities, and the surrounding islands.

In addition to the antique maps, prints and books from Haiti’s revolutionary era were also on display. Items from this pivotal period included a portrait of the great Haitian liberator, Toussaint L’Ouverture by Antoine Maurin, and letters written by the former slave when he was fighting the French and Spanish. Also displayed in the exhibition are prints of indigo and sugar production on the island; crops that made Haiti France’s richest colony.

Exhibition Highlights

  • Map of the Island of Saint Domingue, Frezier, 1722
  • Plan of the Bay and Port of Cap Francais, de Foligne, 1780
  • Map of Haiti and Surrounding Islands, Bellin, 1754
  • A Report of the Voyage of Christopher Columbus, Island of Hispaniola, Russelli, 1561

Organized by HistoryMiami.

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