"Baye et Ville de Havana ou S. Christoval", Mortier, Pierre
Subject: Havana, Cuba
Period: 1702 (circa)
Publication: Les Forces de l'Europe et Amerique
Color: Hand Color
12.5 x 8.6 inches
31.8 x 21.8 cm
This map features a simple compass rose, and names several notable landmarks such as Moro Fort, Yelha Fort and St. Francisco. There is a decorative cartouche in the lower left corner that shows a pair of native inhabitants in fancy costume. Trimmed from a sheet that also contained an unrelated plan of Porto Bello. Part of a map of Cartegena is on the verso.
References: Cueto #155; Phillips (A) 537-162.
A crisp impression with attractive color and a hit of offsetting. The lower margin has been extended with old paper.