Laurie and Whittle

Antique Chart of the Bay, Harbor, and Environs of Cadiz, Spain

The Bay, Harbor, and Environs of Cadiz: Reduced from the Survey of Tofino

DESCRIPTION: Attractive nautical antique chart of the Bay of Cadiz, Spain published by British entrepreneurs Laurie and Whittle in 1810. Some of the key features noted in English include the settlements of Rota, Port Santa Maria, Port Royal ( Puerto Real ), Trocadero, St. Carlos Town and Cadiz, Spain. Other features include the Battery of la Gallina, Rio Salado, Castle of Santa Cataline, Convent of la Victoria, Bridge of Boats, Channel of Trocadero, and the Arsenal of the Carracas. On the Isle of Leon are located Torre Gorda or Hercules' Tower, Saint Carlos Town, Martyr's Hill, Castle of Puntales, Fort San Fernando, and the walled town of Cadiz itself with the Castle and Lighthouse of Saint Sebastian jutting westward into the Atlantic Ocean.

Notations of soundings, bottom composition, shoals and other navigational hazards would have made this chart useful to early 19th century sailors.

Publishers attribution at bottom reads: 'Published by Robert Laurie and James Whittle, Chartsellers to the Admiralty, &c &c. No. 53 Fleet Street, London. May 24, 1810.' This antique harbor plan / chart is an original copperplate engraving with later hand coloring based on the work of Spanish cartographer Tofino de San Miguel. Watermarked chain laid paper with the watermark date of 1805.

CREATOR: Laurie and Whittle



BODY OF WATER: Bay of Cadiz

CONDITION: Very Good.  Strong and handsome on good chain laid paper. No flaws except someone has enhanced the chart with manuscript compass notations (N, S, W . ..) in pencil which could be erased.

COLORING: Attractive hand coloring


SIZE: 11 " x 8 "


PRICE: $275


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