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1050Coming Soon!DetailsReal Escuela de Navegacion1735
Early Manuscript plan of Cienfuegos Bay (Puerto de Jagua)
Real Escuela de Navegacion
1735
$5,000.00Real-Escuela-de-NavegacionEarly-Manuscript-plan-of-Cienfuegos-Bay-(Puerto-de-Jagua)Pen and ink manuscript port plan of the Bahia de Cienfuegos, Cuba dating to the first half of the 18th century: "Puerto de Jagua". This is the earliest available manuscript plan of that important bay on the south coast of Cuba and is a near perfect copy of a map held in the Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/item/91680835/). The existence of multiple manuscript copies of the same chart is explained by the fact that the chart was produced by the Real Escuela de Navegación in Cadiz, whose role was to ensure the accuracy and consistency of maps produced for naval and commercial shipping and to house the growing record of maps and charts related to Spain's vast empire. Copyists at the school would have reproduced numerous identical copies by hand for distribution to military and commerical maritime users. During this time period few maps of Spain's New World possessions were reproduced by printing press, presumeably in order to limit their distribution. Spain's jealous secrecy over their colonial possessions is well documented. <br></br> The title and key are located within a frame at lower left; the chart shows coastline, coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, an anchorage, a few buildings, roads, and streams. <br></br> Dating the map depends chiefly on its depiction of the location marked "B"- "lomas estrecho de la entrada" (Translated: Hilly narrow entrance). This site would later become the site of a fort or Castillo (Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Jagua) founded in 1745. On this chart, the fact that no mention is made of any structure suggests the map dates to before 1733 when construction on the fort began. On a later manuscript version for example that spot is defined as "es donde esta el Castillo, que es donde estaba la Bateria de ?[Fagina] (Translated: Where the castle is, which is where the Battery of ?? was.") <br></br> Note: "jagua" may be translated from Spanish as "Fruit of the custard-apple."
1081Coming Soon!DetailsColtellini, Marco1763
Antique harbor chart and plan of Havana, Cuba
Coltellini, Marco
1763
$425.00Coltellini--MarcoAntique-harbor-chart-and-plan-of-Havana--CubaAntique chart from 1763 of the city and harbor of <b>Havana</b> on the island of Cuba. Two legends at far right in Italian are keyed to specific locations on the map including: the market; the Cathedral; churches; the powder magazine; defensive batteries and gun emplacements. Numerous soundings and shallow areas are identifed within the harbor. "Forte Moro" (<b>Morro Castle</b>) is clearly drawn opposite "Puntale" or San Salvador de la Punta Fortress, both guarding the entrance to the harbor. <br></br> Created by Marco Coltellini, drawn by Gieuseppe Pazzi, and published in volume 2 of the 1763 edition of the magazine "Il gazzettiere Americano"
198Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Le Port Marianne dans l'Isle de Cube. (Mariel, Cuba)
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
$125.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasLe-Port-Marianne-dans-l-Isle-de-Cube--(Mariel--Cuba)Antique black and white large-scale chart of Mariel harbor in the La Habana province of Cuba. This scarce engraved harbor chart is from Jacque Nicholas Bellin's "La Petit Atlas Maritime". Port of Mariel on the island of Cuba is labeled "Marianne". Mariel is the closest Cuban port to the U.S. Numerous soundings and sparse interior detail, in fact no habitation noted. Very good condition. Tome 1 No. 53.
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A Plan of the Siege of the Havana 1762
Anonymous
1766
$180.00AnonymousA-Plan-of-the-Siege-of-the-Havana-1762Antique map or plan of Havana, Cuba. This concise engraved harbor plan shows the disposition of British forces as they besieged and captured the city of Havana, Cuba in 1762, which at the time was a very important Spanish naval base in the Spanish West Indies. Shows two forts at the entrance channel: Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro (or Morro Castle) and Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta. A chain to block the channel is shown stretching between the two forts. <br></br> The Anglo-Spanish War of 1761-1763 saw Spain drawn into a global war, entering on the side of France during the Seven Years’ War, itself an outgrowth of the French and Indian War in North America. The siege of Havana, during the Anglo-Spanish War of 1761-1763, began in June 1762, led by George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle, and lasted until August 1762, with the surrender of Governor Juan de Prado. <br></br> As a result of the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Havana was returned to Spain but Spain was required to cede Florida and the Balearic Island of Minorca to Great Britain in return. Spain also received Louisiana as a payment for intervening in the war on the side of the French and as compensation for having lost Florida. Antonio Ulloa, who had taken part in a Spanish-French astronomical mission to South America, was appointed the first Governor of Louisiana, arriving in 1766 but ultimately was driven out of Louisiana in 1768 by French creoles and Acadians. <br></br> Published from London in Britannia Triumphant.
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Plano del Puerto de Banes
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPlano-del-Puerto-de-BanesBeautiful, black and white engraved copperplate port plan of Banes, Cuba, birthplace of former dictator Fulgencio Batista, located on the northeast coast of that island nation. Published in 1809, this antique chart of Banes harbor is one of 34 charts of ports in Cuba published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". <BR> </BR> Highlights include elaborate calligraphic title and spare, careful engraving with a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #18.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216. <br></br> <a href="/DireccionHidrografiaBackground.aspx" > See all items by Spain's Direccion de Hidrografia.</a>
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Puerto de Gibara
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-GibaraBeautiful, black and white engraved copperplate port plan of the port of Gibara on northeast coast of Cuba. Published in 1809, before the town of Gibara was founded, this antique plan / chart is one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". <BR> </BR> A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Part 3. Plate #24.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216. <br></br> <a href="/DireccionHidrografiaBackground.aspx" > See all items by Spain's Direccion de Hidrografia.</a>
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Puerto de Nuevas Grandes
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-Nuevas-GrandesBeautiful, black and white engraved copperplate chart of Puerto de Nuevas Grandes, in the province of Camaguey, on the northern coast of Cuba. Published in 1809, this chart was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". <BR> </BR> A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #27.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216. <br></br> <a href="/DireccionHidrografiaBackground.aspx" > See all items by Spain's Direccion de Hidrografia.</a>
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Puerto del Padre
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$450.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-del-PadreBeautiful, black and white engraved copperplate chart of Puerto del Padre, in the province of Las Tunas, on the northern coast of Cuba. Published in 1809, this chart was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". Puerto del Padre is one of several ports in Cuba that lay claim as the first spot in Cuba where Christopher Columbus landed on his well known 1492 exploration of the new world.<BR> </BR> A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #25.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Puerto de Taco
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-TacoBeautiful, black and white engraved copperplate harbor chart of the Bahia de Taco, in the province of Guantanamo, on the far northeastern coast of Cuba. The Bahia de Taco lies very near a UNESCO world heritage site, the Parque National Alejandro de Humboldt. The 275 square mile park is one of the most biologically diverse sites in the Caribbean basin and is home to a 3832 foot mountain peak named El Todo.<BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this chart of Puerto de Taco was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Part 3. Plate #9.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Puerto de Cananova
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-CananovaBeautiful, black and white engraved copperplate harbor chart of the shallow Bahia de Cananova, in the province of Holguin, on the northeastern coast of Cuba. It is generally accepted that Columbus landed in Holguin province on October 27, 1492 during his initial exploratory voyage, just two weeks after first landing in the New World at the Bahamas. <BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this rare chart was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #13.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Puerto de Cayaguaneque (Cayoguaneque)
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-Cayaguaneque-(Cayoguaneque)Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate harbor chart of Puerto de Cayaguaneque (or Cayoguaneque), Cuba a cove on the northeast coast of Cuba in Guantanamo province . <BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this rare chart was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #8.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Puerto de Maravi (Bahia de Maravi)
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-Maravi-(Bahia-de-Maravi)Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate chart of the Bay of Maravi, Cuba a cove on the northeast coast of Cuba in Guantanamo province. <BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this rare chart of Maravi Bay was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #6.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Puerto de Baitiqueri
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-BaitiqueriBeautiful, black and white engraved copperplate chart of the Bay of Baitiqueri, Cuba on the northeast coast of Cuba in Guantanamo province. <BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this rare chart was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Part 3. Plate #3.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Puerto de Jaragua (Bahia de Jaragua)
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-Jaragua-(Bahia-de-Jaragua)Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate chart of the Bay of Jaragua, Cuba on the northeast coast of Cuba in Guantanamo province. <BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this rare chart of Jaragua bay was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #10.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Puerto de Navas (Bahia Navas)
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-Navas-(Bahia-Navas)Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate chart of the Bay of Navas, Cuba on the northeast coast of Cuba in Guantanamo province. Navas is about 2.3 km northwest of Cayoguaneque.<BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this rare chart of Navas Bay was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Part 3. Plate #7.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Plano del Puerto de Cebollas (Bahia de Cebollas)
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$600.00Direccion-HidrografiaPlano-del-Puerto-de-Cebollas-(Bahia-de-Cebollas)Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate chart of the Bay of Cebollas, Cuba on the northeast coast of Cuba in Holguin province. Strong graphic composition; this engraving and the plate of Puerto de Vita would make a fine grouping. This chart is about 20% larger than other port plans in this series.<BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this rare chart of Cebollas Bay was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Part 3. Plate 14.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
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Plano del Puerto de Vita
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$650.00Direccion-HidrografiaPlano-del-Puerto-de-VitaBeautiful, black and white copperplate engraved chart of the Port of Vita, Cuba on the northeast coast of Cuba in Holguin province. Commerce at the Puerto de Vita, Cuba includes the Marina Internacional Puerto de Vita with moorings for 38 boats. The port is reported to offer sufficient protection from hurricanes and also is one of the few Cuban ports where small cruising boats can clear customs. <BR> </BR> Strong graphic composition; this engraving and the plate of Puerto de Cebollas would make a fine grouping. This chart is about 20% larger than other port plans in this series. Published in 1809, this rare chart of Puerto de Vita was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Part 3. Plate 21.<BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
942Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1867
Antique Spanish Chart of Eastern Cuba and the Bahama Bank
Direccion Hidrografia
1867
$1,375.00Direccion-HidrografiaAntique-Spanish-Chart-of-Eastern-Cuba-and-the-Bahama-BankStriking antique Spanish sea-chart of the southeastern Bahamas. This attractive 150 year old nautical artifact would make a fine gift for yachtsmen, fishermen, and sailors with an interest in the waters near the Windward Passage, the 50 mile-wide strait between Cuba and Hispaniola connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. <br></br> This venerable nautical survivor includes western Haiti, eastern Cuba, east Jamaica, and the Inagua Islands. Covers the southern portion of the Great Bahama Bank, Grand Inagua Island, Little Inagua Island, Crooked Island, Acklins Island, Rum Cay, Conception Island, Mayaguana, Great Exuma; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Cat Island, San Salvador Islands ("Isla Watlings") , and the southern part of Eleuthera ("Isla Hetera"). Key cities noted include Kingston, Jamaica; Port-au-Prince ("Puerto Principe"), Haiti; Baracoa and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. <br></br> Certainly a fine example of a mid-nineteenth century working navigational chart with numerous soundings, particularly in the area of the Great Bahama Bank. Nine lighthouses are identified with red and yellow highlights. Originally issued in 1856, this edition was printed with additions and corrections in 1867 by Spain's official maritime agency, the Direccion Hidrografia.