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Puerto Rico - Miguel Moreno, 1842.
RARE SPANISH SEA CHART OF PUERTO RICO?Carta Particular Esf?rica y Corogr?fica de la Isla de Puerto-Rico y las adyacentes que ? la misma pertenecen, Vieques, Culebra, Caja de Muertos, Mona, Monito y Descecheo...? Rare separately published chart of Puerto Rico, drawn by Miguel Moreno and engraved by C. Noguera with lettering by M. Giraldos. Published by the Spanish Hydrographical Office in Madrid, in 1842. Size (plate mark): 62 x 93 cm.This chart of Puerto Rico depicts the topography of the island in fine detail. The island is divided into seven districts, which are identified at top left. Along the coasts, several ports, ravines, bays, river mouths, and more are located. The chart extends to show nearby island-municipalities Vieques and Culebra. Off shore shoals are shown, along with soundings, anchorages and other sailing details.An inset at bottom left provides a simple depiction of Isla de Mona (located off the west coast of Puerto Rico). The island's first lighthouses are market with a hint of colour. A key at the bottom indicates the symbols for towns and cities of various sizes as well as different soil types.The Direcci?n de Hidrograf?a, or the Directorate of Hydrographic Works, was established in 1797. Its roots were in the Casa de Contrataci?n, founded in 1503 in Sevilla, which housed all the charts of the Spanish Empire and oversaw the creation and maintenance of the padr?n real, the official master chart. The Casa, now in Cadiz, was shuttered in 1790, but Spain still needed a hydrographic body. In response, the Direcci?n was created in 1797. One of its first proje … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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