Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Plano del Puerto de Banes

Plano del Puerto de Banes

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate port plan of Banes, Cuba, birthplace of former dictator Fulgencio Batista, located on the northeast coast of that island nation. Published in 1809, this antique chart of Banes harbor is one of 34 charts of ports in Cuba 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 elaborate calligraphic title and spare, careful engraving with a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #18.

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: Gulf of Mexico

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 this chart was ever used aboard ship.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: J.C.

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $400


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