Maker: D. Cosme de Churruca / Depot General de la Marine
Antique chart showing the port and city of San Juan, in the northeast of the island of Puerto Rico, and today the capital of the island. The data used on the chart was collected in 1794 by Don Cosme Damián de Churruca y Elorza, officer of the Royal Spanish Navy, and published by the General Depot of the Navy, 1801. It is accompanied by 13 numbered legends, corresponding to the points which serve as marks for navigating the canal, and a text containing notices and precautions to take when entering the port. You can see the powder magazines of Miraflores and San Gerónimo, the Morro fort protecting the entrance to the city, and the Cabrita and Cabras islands. Along the coasts are measurements of sea depths. The orientation is reversed, with north placed at the bottom of the plan, indicated by a fleur-de-lis. Vibrant hand-coloring. Very good condition with toning and some small tears at the paper edges. Measures approx. 15.5 x 22 inches to the neatline.
Item Number: CSMT150