Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Puerto de Gibara

Puerto de Gibara

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate port plan of the port of Gibara on northeast coast of Cuba. Published in 1809, before the town of Gibara was founded, this antique plan / chart is 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. Part 3. Plate #24.

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: Caribbean

CONDITION: Very Good  Very small tear on upper edge more that 1.5 inches from the neat line. On thick cream colored chain laid paper with a wide prominent platemark.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Unknown

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $400


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