Direccion Hidrografia

Punta de la Caldera

Punta de la Caldera (Calderas)

DESCRIPTION: Scare antique nautical harbor chart of Punta de la Caldera (Calderas), Santo Domingo (now the Dominican Republic), on the south coast of that island. Coverage includes from punta de Burros to punta de Salinas. At the location where the Base Naval de las Calderas is now located there is depicted a single small shack. Other features include: punta Intermedia, Punta de Mata-Sola, Caleton, punta Morrillos, casimba de agua dulce (Translated: 'bucket of sweet water'), punta de las Garzas, and punta Rancheros. Numerous soundings, anchorages, and rocks are noted.

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 antique charts do not often appear on the market. Plate Number 13. Scale in cables.

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

CREATOR: Direccion Hidrografia


GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Dominican Republic

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean

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



SIZE: 10 " x 7 "


PRICE: $400


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