Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Puerto de Cananova

Puerto de Cananova

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate harbor chart of the shallow Bahia de Cananova, in the province of Holguin, on the northeastern coast of Cuba. It is generally accepted that Columbus landed in Holguin province on October 27, 1492 during his initial exploratory voyage, just two weeks after first landing in the New World at the Bahamas.

Published in 1809, this rare chart was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3. Plate #13.

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

CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia

PUBLICATION DATE: 1809

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Cuba

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean

CONDITION: Very Good  Time has been kind to this engraving. On thick cream colored chain laid paper with a wide prominent platemark. I do not believe these were ever used aboard ship.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: J.C.

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $400


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