Direccion Hidrografia

Plano de las Ensenadas de Monte-Cristi y Manzanillo

Plano de las Ensenadas de Monte-Cristi y Manzanillo y del Placer de los siete hermanos

DESCRIPTION: Early chart by the Direccion Hidrografia of the northwest coast of the Dominican Republic including the Bay of Montecristi and the Bay of Manzanillo and the town of Montecristi. Much of this area now comprises the Parque Nacional Montecristi. The chart's coverage includes the offshore islands in that area, doubtless the source of the name "los siete hermanos" (the seven brothers) including Cayo de Arenas, Cayo Rataas, Cayo Tercero, Cayo de Muertos, and Cayo Totoru . Somewhat larger that the other charts from the Portolano. Plate Number 2. 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


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: 12 " x 8 "


PRICE: $450


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