Punta de la Caldera
DESCRIPTION: Small scarce harbor chart of Punta de la Caldera (Calderas), Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic), on the south coast of that island. Coverage includes from punta de Burros to punta de Salinas. At the location where the Base Naval de las Calderas is now located there is depicted a single small shack. Other features include: punta Intermedia, Punta de Mata-Sola, Caleton, punta Morrillos, casimba de agua dulce (Translated: 'bucket of sweet water'), punta de las Garzas, and punta Rancheros. Numerous soundings, anchorages, and rocks are noted.
Published in 1809, this large-scale port/harbor chart is one of 22 charts (on 16 plates) of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". Because of Spain's secrecy about its New World territories these charts represent some of the earliest detailed charts of these areas. These small charts do not often appear on the market. Plate Number 13. Scale in cables.
Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
TITLE: Punta de la Caldera (Calderas)
BODY OF WATER: Carribbean
CONDITION: Very Good
No defects or foxing. On thick cream colored chain laid paper with a wide prominent platemark. Watermarked "Sant".
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