Direccion Hidrografia
1809

Plano de Puerto de Delfin (Santo Domingo)

Plano de Puerto de Delfin (Baie de Fort Liberte, Haiti)

DESCRIPTION: Interesting chart of what is today the Bay of Fort Liberte, Haiti. The city of Fort Liberte has changed hands several times and with each occupation the French, Spanish, and British renamed the city: from Bayaha, to Fort-Dauphin (Delfin in Spanish for dolphin), to Fort St. Joseph and finally in 1820 to Fort Liberte. The chart shows a sizeable settlement and a legend to the right explains several of the key features including two cannon batteries and four forts: Fuerte Ardubin, Fuerte Federico, Fuerte de la Boca, and Fuerte Delfin. Plate Number 3. 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: Haiti

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: 9 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $500

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