Jul 09, 2020 - Sale 2540

Sale 2540 - Lot 264

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,500
MINISTERIO DE MARINA -- DIRECCION DE HIDROGRAFIA. Portulano de la America Setentrional. Engraved title-page, four divisional titles with contents lists, and 105 (of 106) engraved charts of Western Hemisphere harbors and port cities. Oblong 4to, 9 3/4x14 inches, significantly worn contemporary mottled Spanish calf, gilt morocco lettering piece to spine; moderate water damage to front endleaves and title, light foxing, worm track through the center mostly at a narrow point but larger on several charts, title and a few charts trimmed on the foredge, lacking Jamaica chart No. 2; bookplate of Manuel de Murias to rear endpaper. sold as is. Madrid, 1809

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First edition of this rare atlas of Spanish controlled harbors in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Part I Puertos de la Islas Antillas Part II Puertos de las Costas de Tierra-Firme, Florida y Seno Mexicano Part III Puertos de la Isla de Cuba Part IV Puertos de las Islas de Santo Domingo y Jamaica. Plate 30 of Part II represents the earliest separately printed chart of Galveston Bay, Texas.