Published by [Cap Franšais, Saint Domingue], 1790
Watercolor, 10 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches, mounted on 12 3/4 x 18-inch card captioned in manuscript. Some expertly repaired tears and minor soiling. Very good. Matted. A fine perspective view of Place de Montarcher, one of the major public spaces in Cap Franšais, modern-day Cap Ha´tien, with the large ValliŔre & Montarcher fountain at center, surrounded by a lively street scene. Cap Franšais was by far the richest port city in the colony, which helped transform Saint Domingue from a languid outpost into one of France's most profitable and richest colonies by the time of the French Revolution. The image is signed: "Le Cher Largues. pinxit 1790." Original views from 18th-century Haiti are extraordinarily rare in the market.