Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Plano del Puerto del Alacran

Plano del Puerto del Alacran. Situado el extremo N. de la Isla de Perez en latitud N. de 22°22'46" y long. 83°19'19" de Cadiz

DESCRIPTION: Small, extremely rare, antique copperplate island chart from the Direccion Hidrografia, Spain's equivalent of the Depot de la Marine in France. This chart is one of 66 charts from the second volume of the work published in 1809: "Portulano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos. Antique Spanish sea charts of their New World possessions from this time period are not often found.

About 65 miles from the Yucatan coast of Mexico the Alacranes (Scorpion) reef was declared a Marine Protection Area in 1994. The chart includes numerous soundings along with the composition of the sands near the reef. Shows 4 small islands: Isla de Perez, La Lavendera, Isla Chica, and Isla de Pajaras. North oriented at the right of the chart.

CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia

PUBLICATION DATE: 1809

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Mexico

BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Campeche

CONDITION: Very good  Strong impression and platemark.

COLORING: Hand colored, possibly contemporary.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $400


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