Direccion Hidrografia

Antique Spanish Chart of Eastern Cuba and the Bahama Bank

Carta que comprende parte de las islas de Sto. Domingo, Jamaica, Cuba, Lucayas, y Gran Banco de Bahama. Contruido en la Direccion de Hidrografia. .. Madrid 1856.

DESCRIPTION: Striking 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.

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.

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.

CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia



BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean and bright. On strong paper with wide margins. A fine example with no holes tears or notable condition issues. Slight darkening at the single horizontal fold.

COLORING: None except lighthouses are identified with red and yellow highlights.


SIZE: 23 " x 36 "


PRICE: $900


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