Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Bahia de Jagua (Cienfuegos)

Bahia de Jagua

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Beautiful antique, black and white engraved copperplate port plan of Jagua Bay, (now Cienfuegos) on the southern coast of Cuba. Published in 1809, this chart of Cienfuegos 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".

Highlights include a fortress, 'Castillo de Nuestra SeƱora de los Angeles', built in 1745 at the mouth of the bay for protection from pirates. Unlike many other port plans, very few structures are noted and the position of the Castillo is hardly noticeable as it represented with only a very small double circle and even smaller lettering. A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by T.G. Part 3. Plate #33.

Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.

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CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia

PUBLICATION DATE: 1809

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Cuba

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean

CONDITION: Very Good  Time has been kind to this engraving. No defects or foxing. On thick cream colored chain laid paper with a wide prominent platemark. I do not believe these were used aboard ship.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: T.G.

SIZE: 12 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $


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