Auction 139, Lot 323

"An Exact Plan of the City, Fortifications & Harbour of Havana in the Island of Cuba…", Anon.

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1762 (circa)

Publication: Universal Magazine

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 10.3 inches
34.3 x 26.2 cm

This is a well engraved and graphic map of Havana harbor and the fortified town with surrounding area. There are numerous soundings and anchorages located, and an inset at lower left titled Island of Cuba. There is a compass rose with fleur-de-lys, rhumb lines, a distance scale and a rococo-style cartouche. Published in the May 1762 issue of the Universal Magazine.

References: Jolly #UNIV-107.

Condition: B+

There is a 1" fold separation at lower left and a binding trim at lower right that has a 0.5" tear, both of which have been repaired on verso with archival tape. Issued folding.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 2/15/2012