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Carte des isles de la Jamaique et de St. Domingue

Author: Mentelle, E. (Edme)
Date: 1800
Location: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Hispaniola, Jamaica

Dimensions: 24.0 x 45.0 cm.
Scale: Scale not given
Call Number: G4910 1800 .M4

 
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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.

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