Cuba - Puerto de Vita
By WALKER, John & Charles , 1826

Plan of the Pto. de Vita on the North Coast of Cuba From a Spanish Printed Plan.

America Caribbean
  • Author: WALKER, John & Charles
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 13th Nov 1826.
  • Physical description: Engraved chart.
  • Dimensions: 285 by 205mm. (11.25 by 8 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11679


Rare Admiralty chart of Puerto de Vita, Cuba.

The title states that the chart was copied from a ‘Spanish printed Plan’, this refers to the ‘Portulano de la America Setentrional’ a work published by the Spanish Admiralty in 1809, and containing 111 charts of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. A second edition of the pilot was published in 1818 with 121 charts.

John and Charles Walker, founding members of the Royal Geographic Society, were leading mapmakers and engravers working in London in the first half of the nineteenth century. They are known to have produced numerous charts for James Horsburgh and the Admiralty.