Auction 133, Lot 321

"Plan du Port et de la Ville de la Havanne", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1800 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise

Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 16 inches
52.8 x 40.6 cm

This large, scarce chart is the French version of Jose del Rio's important survey of 1798. The harbor is annotated with a systematic network of soundings and the city plan and fortifications are linked to an extensive key below the title. Engraved by Etienne Collin with lettering (ecrit) by Besacon. This state is not noted by Cueto; having the No. 177 instead of 170. Prix un Franc 50 is at lower right.

References: Cueto #190.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/1/2010