Direccion Hidrografia

Plano de la Bahia de S. Lorenzo

Plano de la Bahia de S. Lorenzo o de las Perlas, Isla de Santo Domingo

DESCRIPTION: l scarce harbor chart of San Lorenzo Bay, near Sabana de La Mar, in Hato Mayor, Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic). Coverage includes several sandbanks and Rio San Lorenzo.

Published in 1809, this large-scale antique port/harbor chart is one of 22 charts (on 16 plates) of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional 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. These antique nautical charts do not often appear on the market. Plate Number 16. Scale in nautical miles ("milla maritima").

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

CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia


GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Dominican Republic

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean

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



SIZE: 10 " x 7 "


PRICE: $400


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