Auction 121, Lot 355

"Carta del Gran Banco de Bahama Parte de la Isla de Cuba y Costa de la Florida", Quesada, Jose Maria de

Subject: Bahamas, Florida, Cuba

Period: 1866 (dated)


Color: Black & White

23 x 35.5 inches
58.4 x 90.2 cm

Extremely uncommon Spanish sea chart detailing the banks off the east coast of Florida from Hutchinson Island to Key Largo, the Bahamas and the mid-portion of Cuba. The chart is quite detailed and includes all the tiny islands, meticulously noted soundings, and hand colored light-houses. It was published under the auspices of the Direccion de Hydrografia by Quesado, who was the Gefe de Escuadra de la Armada Y Ministro de la Marina, updated to 1868.


Condition: B+

A sturdy, working chart that is linen-backed. There are some pencil notations and a few minor stains and creases, still exceptional for a map of this type.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/26/2007