Lot 445 of 541:
Spanish charts of Caribbean harbors  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$330
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Four maps, of ports in Cuba, Mexico, & Terra Firme
Author:
Fidalgo, Joaquin Francisco
Place:
Madrid, Spain
Publisher:
Date:
c.1818
Description:

Includes:

  • Plano del Puerto de Cebollas [Cuba]. 20.5x33.3 cm (8x13").
  • Plano del Puerto de Yaguaneque [Cuba]. 22x31.8 cm (8¾x12½").
  • Plano del Puerto y Ciudad de Santa Marta [Costa del Tierra Firme, i.e. Colombia]. 18x26 cm (7x10¼").
  •  Plano del Puerto de Veracruz [Seno Mexicano]. 18x26 cm (7x10¼").

Together, 4 copper-engraved maps/charts. The first two with modern hand-coloring.

Scarce charts that resulted from Fidalgo's exploration and charting of the Caribbean coasts in the late 18th and early 19th century, published in Madrid by the Dirección de Hidrografía.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
First two with slight marginal foxing and staining; very good or better.
 
Item number:
272786
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