Jefferys, Thomas

1762

Antique plan of the Port de Baracoa, Cuba

Plan of Puerto de Baracoa

DESCRIPTION: A scarce antique copperplate-engraved chart of the Bay of Honey (Playa de Miel) and Port of Baracoa on Cuba's eastern tip. Baracoa is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and was its first capital. The plan shows less than one dozen structures whereas in 2004, the municipality of Baracoa had a population of over eighty thousand.

This scarce English chart was published in 1762 by the prolific British engraver and publisher Thomas Jefferys (ca.1710-1771) in "A Description of the Spanish Islands and Settlements on the Coast of the West Indies, compiled from Authentic Memoirs, Revised by Gentlemen who have Resided Many Years in the Spanish Settlements".

Scale in sea leagues. At sea, a league is three nautical miles (3.45 miles). Plate 21. Page 84.

CREATOR: Jefferys, Thomas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1762

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Cuba

BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Mexico

CONDITION: Very Good  On heavy, clean, watermarked chain-laid paper.

COLORING: Hand-coloring.

ENGRAVER: Jefferys

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 77

PRICE: $300


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