Catalog Archive
Auction 157, Lot 380

"Piano della Citta e Porto dell' Havana", Pazzi, Giuseppe

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Il Gazettiere Americano...

Color: Black & White

10.3 x 8 inches
26.2 x 20.3 cm

This is an uncommon Italian version of the harbor of Havana in a street grid pattern and the surrounding area. It is annotated with a systematic network of soundings. The plan and fortifications are linked to an extensive key below the title at right. Locates the Castle del Morro, Governor's Habitation, the Tilia Piedra where Merchant Ships are built, gun batteries, the market place, Custom House, the Jesuits College and many more interesting buildings and places. Just to the east of the Castle del Morro is an unnamed building that represents the beginning of the construction of La Cabana, also known as San Carlos de la Cabana, which was begun in 1763 and became the largest fortress in Cuba.

References: Cueto #175.

Condition: A

A nice impression, issued folding with wide margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/4/2016