Vue du Port-au-Prince et ses environs


Vue du Port-au-Prince et ses environs

Item Information

Title:
Vue du Port-au-Prince et ses environs
Description:
This landscape view provides an elevated perspective of the harbor of Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti. The view is from south to north, with the bulk of the developed town on the northern side of the harbor. In the background at the left is Fort Joseph, later known as Fort Dauphin or Fort Liberte. In the foreground is the palatial residence of the marine commissar, one Monsieur Mardssaux. The reference to this "Commissaire de la marine," a French military post, suggests that the image was created before Haiti's independence from France in 1804. The title and legend at the bottom of the image were added by hand, and include references to forts, "quarters," roads, and plazas in and around Port-au-Prince.
Date:
1800
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Landscape views
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)--Maps
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)--Aerial views
Places:
HaitiOuestPort-au-Prince
Publisher:
S.l : [s.n.]
Notes:
Includes references to forts, quarters, roads and plazas.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004. MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 view ; 49 x 28 cm.
Scale:
Not drawn to scale.
Language:
French
Identifier:
05_04_000143
Call #:
G4944.P6 1800 .V8
Barcode:
39999052507033
Terms of Use:
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