Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Puerto del Mole de San Nicolas

Puerto del Mole de San Nicolas

DESCRIPTION: On the northwest section of Haiti, Mole San Nicolas is located just 50 miles from Baracoa, Cuba. This rare chart of the bay and harbor chart of Mole San Nicolas shows the city firmly established at the time of the survey with these features: Almacen de Polvora (gunpowder magazine), quarteles, and la Ciudad protected by a defensive wall.

Published in 1809, this large-scale port/harbor chart is one of 22 charts (on 16 plates) of ports in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in Part IV of the atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". Because of Spain's secrecy about its New World territories these charts represent some of the earliest detailed charts of these areas. These small charts do not often appear on the market. Plate Number 9. Scale in cables.

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

CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia

PUBLICATION DATE: 1809

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Haiti

BODY OF WATER: Carribbean

CONDITION: Very Good  No defects or foxing. On thick cream colored chain laid paper with a wide prominent platemark. Watermarked "Sant".

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: TG

SIZE: 9 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $400


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