James Imray and Son

1885

Haiti (Blueback)

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Haiti

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Large, handsome, original blueback nautical chart of Haiti / San Domingo (now the Dominican Republic) from James Imray and Son with the eastern-most tip of Cuba visible. Strong graphic composition. Profile view at top of "Port Paix or Valpariso, distant 3 miles".

The original, antique nautical chart is surrounded with six compass roses and is marked with the Imray globe / laurel wreath emblem . Four lighthouses are highlighted in yellow, while the title cartouche inset contains the following warning: "The lights are of inferior brilliancy and badly attended: some of them may not be shown."

Verso contains complete yellow Imray publishers label: "Chart No. 119 Haiti or San Domingo".

For more information on the evolution of blueback charts we recommend this book by Susanna Fisher: The Makers of Blueback Charts.

CREATOR: James Imray and Son

PUBLICATION DATE: 1885

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Haiti

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean

CONDITION: Good  Strong bright paper with very minor chipping (1/8") to lower left edge. Right 6 inches of map uniformly darker. A few small stains on the upper left corner. No holes, no tears. Overall quite a nice presentable specimen.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 39 " x 25 "

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PRICE: $


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