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Auction 125, Lot 367

"Plano de la Plaza de la Habana", Anon.

Subject: Cuba, Havana

Period: 1846 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 11.8 inches
40.1 x 30 cm

This is a rare very scarce plan of the walled city of Havana from either a Spanish or Cuban publication. Keys identify 71 barrios, churches, hospitals, colleges, public buildings, markets, etc. The distance scale is in the vara castellana unit of measure. We can find no reference to this map and it has not appeared in dealer or auction catalogs to our knowledge.


Condition: B+

Issued folded, now flattened with the folds reinforced with tissue on verso. The bottom has been remargined with the outside neatline in facsimile.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/24/2008