Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Plano de Bahia Antigua

Plano de Bahia Antigua

DESCRIPTION: Chart by the Direccion Hidrografia of the southern coast of Jamaica centered on what is today called Moore's Pen. When the chart was published a small settlement in that area is noted as "Bahia Antigua". Coverage includes Great Goat Island, Ridley's Bay, Coleman's Bay, Salt River Bay, Peake Bay, Mahoe Gardens, and Portland Point although places names on the chart from 1809 do not always correspond to today's. Somewhat larger that the other charts from the Portolano. Plate Number 7. Scale in cables.

Published in 1809, this large-scale port/harbor chart is one of 22 charts of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica (on 16 plates) published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Septentrional 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.

CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia

PUBLICATION DATE: 1809

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Jamaica

BODY OF WATER: Carribbean

CONDITION: Very Good  No defects or foxing. On thick cream colored chain laid paper with a wide prominent platemark. Watermarked "Serra".

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 12 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 200

PRICE: $400


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