Auction 165, Lot 355

"Plan du Port et de la Ville de la Havanne", Depot de la Marine

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1800 (dated)

Publication: Hydrographie Francoise...

Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 16.3 inches
53.1 x 41.4 cm

This large, scarce chart is the French version of Jose del Rio's important survey of 1798. 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. Engraved by Etienne Collin with lettering (ecrit) by Besacon. The engraved seal of the Depot de la Marine is a bottom left. This state is not noted by Cueto; having the No. 69 instead of 170. Prix Un Franc is at lower right.

References: cf. Cueto #190.

Condition: A

A dark impression with light, scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins, and a few tiny tears along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $550 - $650


Closed on 11/15/2017