Carta Esferica de una Parte de la Costa Setentrional y Meridional de la Isla de Cuba con el canal viejo de Bahamas y el de Santarén. Por el comandante General y oficiales….

$1,200

Rare 1836 Spanish sea chart around central Cuba with manuscript lighthouse notations.

Date: 1836
Place: Madrid
Technique: Engraving
Dimensions: 85 x 58.5 cm (33.5 x 23 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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Description

This detailed sea chart of the central part of Cuba from the Dirección Hidrografía includes coastal features, soundings, navigational hazards, currents, coastal islands, lighthouses, and settlements.

Around each lighthouse, someone has added manuscript notations showing the radial extent of the light beams out into the sea.

Spanish sea charts are quite scarce on the market.

Cartographer(s)

Direccion Hidrografica de Madrid

The Direccion Hidrografica de Madrid was an official institution established in Spain in 1797. It was charged with both survey and publication of important charts and maps from all over the world, and became known for the quality of their execution and accuracy.

Condition Description

Slight creases at top edge; near fine.

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