Direccion Hidrografia
1818

Plano del Puerto de Veracruz situado el Castillo de San Juan de Ulua Mexico

Plano del Puerto de Veracruz situado el Castillo de San Juan de Ulua…

DESCRIPTION: Fine, original, engraved Spanish nautical chart of the harbor, islands, and waters surrounding Veracruz, Mexico by the Direccion Hidrografia [1]. The detailed chart is dotted with numerous depth soundings and notation of composition of the sea floor, e.g. arena (sand), piedra (rock), and lama (mud).

Place names and features on this old Spanish harbor chart include [2]:
  • Castillo de San Juan de Ulua
  • Arrecife e Isla de Pajaros
  • Arrecife de la Blanquilla
  • Punta de la Gallega
  • Punta de Hornos
  • Arrecife de Punta Gorda
  • Arrecife e Isla de Sacrificios
  • Anegada de adentro
  • Arrecife de Isla Verde
[1] From the second part of "Portolano de la America...", published in 1818 by Spain's Admiralty department, the Dirección de Hidrografía. In 1809 the Direccion first published this atlas of plans of bays, harbors, and ports from Spain’s New World possessions: "Portolano de la America Septentrional Construido en la Direccion de Trabajos Hidrograficos". Plate 52.
[2] Arrecife = reef; Isla = island; Anegada = flooded or underwater.

CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia

PUBLICATION DATE: 1818

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Mexico

BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Campeche

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean. On wove paper with a very prominent platemark. A strong, fine impression. Traces of binding holes at extreme left. Wide margins.

COLORING: None.

ENGRAVER: T. Gonzalez

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

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PRICE: $375

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