"Plano de la Gran Bahia de Cardenas y de los Fondeaderos de Cayo de Piedras, Mono y Monillo en la Costa Setentrional de la Isla de Cuba...", Direccion de Hidrografia
Subject: Western Cuba
Period: 1836 (dated)
Color: Black & White
21.4 x 17.2 inches
54.4 x 43.7 cm
This detailed chart depicts the Bay of Cardenas, about 75 miles to the east of Havanna. Includes coastal features, soundings, shoals, anchorages, coastal islands and lighthouses. The chart was surveyed by the commanders of the ships Ligera and Clarita in 1831. Engraved by Carrafa and edged with red silk. Spanish sea charts are rare on the market.
References: Cueto #252.
There are several small brown stains in the left portion of the image resulting in two small holes - one in the title and another in a blank space to the left of the Direccion Hidrografica seal.