"Plan der Insul Cuba... [on sheet with] Plan der Stadt u Hafens Havana [and] Prospect der Stadt Havana…", Raspe, Gabriel Nikolaus
Period: 1764 (circa)
Publication: Schauplatz des Gegenwaertigen Kriegs
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 8.6 inches
36.3 x 21.8 cm
This interesting sheet highlights Cuba and the important port city of Havana shortly after the end of the Seven Years' War. Historically under Spanish rule, Havana was overtaken by the British in 1762, but was surrendered less than a year later in the Peace of Paris, in which the British received Florida in exchange for Cuba. This sheet contains a map of Cuba and both a plan and view of Havana, which had become the third largest city in the Americas. The detailed bird's-eye plan of Havana includes a numbered key identifying 9 locations. Maps by Raspe are uncommon and rarely found on the market.
Original color on watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and marginal soiling.