Auction 136, Lot 400

"Carte Reduite d'Une Partie du Vieux Canal de Bahama et des Bancs Adjacents…", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1801 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
35 x 22.4 inches
88.9 x 56.9 cm

Nice chart of the northern coast of Cuba and the Old Bahama Channel, which divides the northernmost bank of the West Indies into two parts. To the north is the Great Bahama Bank and the Bahama Islands (not in the image); to the south is the island of Cuba. This is a French edition of a Spanish chart which shows lots of detail including soundings, anchorages and hazards. There are two insets showing additional detail of specific islands. Depot de la Marine is in the lower right side with Prix. Deux Francs.

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Condition: B+

Minor damp staining in the image and margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/1/2011

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