Catalog Archive
Auction 160, Lot 396

"Carta Esferica de una Parte de la Costa Setentrional y Meridional de la Isla de Cuba...", Direccion de Hidrografia

Subject: Western Cuba

Period: 1867 (dated)


Color: Black & White

34 x 23.2 inches
86.4 x 58.9 cm

This clear and detailed Spanish map of the western third of Cuba includes coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, currents, coastal islands, lighthouses (indicated in red and yellow), and settlements, including Havana. The chart was surveyed by the commanders of the ships Ligera and Habanera. Drawn by Miguel Moreno and engraved by Rafael Estebe with lettering by C. Marquerie. The chart was originally drawn in 1837 and has been updated to 1867 with this edition. The embossed seal of the Direccion de Hidrografia is at bottom left. Spanish sea charts are rare on the market.

References: Cueto #72.

Condition: B+

A dark impression backed in linen with some minor toning, light soiling, and a few ink notations.

Estimate: $450 - $550


Closed on 11/16/2016