Auction 101, Lot 240

"The Bay of Bacelona [on sheet with] Plan of Puerto Cabello [and] The Road of La Guayra, the Port of Caracas", British Admiralty

Subject: South America

Period: 1871 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographical Office

Color: Black & White

Size:
23 x 18 inches
58.4 x 45.7 cm

Three maps on one sheet from the original Spanish surveys. This is the revised edition from the original 1817 chart surveyed by Capt. Hurd of the Royal Navy, published by the Admiralty in Madrid. Excellent detail, particularly in the water. Each with a compass rose showing magnetic variation. A large and rarely seen map in very nice condition.

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Condition: A

Beautiful, early impression on thick paper. Two small spots, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/4/2002

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