The exhibition displays 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 are on display. Items from this pivotal period include 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.
- 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
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