Auction 159, Lot 346

"Plano del Puerto y Ciudad de la Havana Levantado por D. Jose del Rio...",

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1798 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Maritimo Espanol

Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 16.6 inches
53.1 x 42.2 cm

This large, scarce chart is based on Jose del Rio's important survey of 1798 and was published by Deposito Hidrografico. The harbor is annotated with a systematic network of soundings and the city plan and fortifications are linked to an extensive key below the title. Drafted by Felipe Bauza and engraved by Blas Ametller. The engraved seal of the Deposito Hidrografico appears at bottom left. This map was later copied by the Depot de la Marine in 1800 and William Faden in 1805.

References: Cueto #189.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with a long, vertical printer's crease.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2016