Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Puerto de Taco

Puerto de Taco

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate harbor chart of the Bahia de Taco, in the province of Guantanamo, on the far northeastern coast of Cuba. The Bahia de Taco lies very near a UNESCO world heritage site, the Parque National Alejandro de Humboldt. The 275 square mile park is one of the most biologically diverse sites in the Caribbean basin and is home to a 3832 foot mountain peak named El Todo.

Published in 1809, this chart of Puerto de Taco 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. Part 3. Plate #9.

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: 

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $400


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