Auction 140, Lot 358

"[Lot of 2] A New Chart of the Seas, Surrounding the Island of Cuba… [and] A Plan of the City and Harbour of Havanna, Capital of the Island of Cuba",

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1762 (published)

Publication: London Magazine

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A. A New Chart of the Seas, Surrounding the Island of Cuba..., by Thomas Kitchin, hand color (14.5 x 10.5"). This attractive chart displays the tracks of galleons from Carthagena to Havana and the track of the "Galleons home" off the Florida coast. The depiction of southern Florida with many inland waterways was typical of the time. Includes the inset a "Plan of the Harbour and Town of Havana, Taken on the Spot by an Officer of the Navy." Decorated with a rococo-style title cartouche and large compass rose with rhumb lines. Published in the October 1762 issue. Condition: Issued folding on watermarked paper with a few tiny fold separations that have been partially closed on verso. There is a binding trim at left that has been repaired with old paper and a resulting tear that enters 1" into image that has been archivally repaired, as well as an archivally repaired tear that enters 0.5" at bottom.

B. A Plan of the City and Harbour of Havanna, Capital of the Island of Cuba, black & white (4.5" x 7"). Map shows the harbor and town with the surrounding area. Legend keyed to map gives location of 19 important places and a castle. From the May 1762 issue. Condition: There is a miniscule hole in the lower right neatline, only visible when held to light and some faint toning.

References: Jolly LOND-217 & LOND-213.

Condition: B+

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Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012

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