Direccion Hidrografia

1809

Puerto del Padre

Puerto del Padre

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, black and white engraved copperplate chart of Puerto del Padre, in the province of Las Tunas, on the northern coast of Cuba. Published in 1809, this 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". Puerto del Padre is one of several ports in Cuba that lay claim as the first spot in Cuba where Christopher Columbus landed on his well known 1492 exploration of the new world.

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 #25.

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: $450


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