Catalog Archive
Auction 132, Lot 345

"Plan of the City and Harbour of Havana", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1762 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.4 x 8 inches
26.4 x 20.3 cm

This fine chart is Jefferys' small version of the harbor of Havana in a street grid pattern and the surrounding area. It is annotated with a systematic network of soundings. The plan and fortifications are linked to an extensive key below the title at right. Locates the Castle del Morro, Governor's Habitation, The Machine where Large Ships are hove down, the Tilia Piedra where Merchant Ships are built, gun batteries, the market place, Custom House, the Jesuits College and many more interesting buildings and places. This earlier plan is surprisingly similar to Jose del Rio's important survey and plan of 1798. Script below neatline "T. Jefferys sculp." A uncommon map that has not appeared on the market for over a decade.

References: Cueto #174.

Condition: A

Lovely example with dark impression.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 6/2/2010