Masi, Tommaso Gio.

1763

Plan of the walled city of Santo Domingo.

Plano della Citta di Santo Domingo

DESCRIPTION: Scarce engraved antique nautical plan (after Thomas Jefferys) of the walled town of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola. With a legend explaining numerous important locations on the plan including Fort San Girolamo, the Catherdral, and the Palace of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo). Includes the bar across the entrance to the Ozama River as well as suggested anchorages within the river. Details on roads surpasses what is typical for nautical plans of this era. Italian text.

Orignally published in the Gazzetiere Americano, from Livorno, Italy. Contains a few depth soundings and notations of the composition of the sea bottom, important to navigators who had to rely heavily on lead-line measurements for safe passage. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Viol. Vanni.

CREATOR: Masi, Tommaso Gio.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1763

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Santo Domingo

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Clean. On strong laid paper. One horizontal fold. Six vertical folds.

COLORING: N/A

ENGRAVER: Vanni

SIZE: 11 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 77

PRICE: $350


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