Cuba - Taco Bay
By WALKER, John , 1825

The Port of Taco on the North Coast of Cuba From a Spanish printed Plan.

America Caribbean
  • Author: WALKER, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 16th April 1825.
  • Physical description: Engraved chart.
  • Dimensions: 225 by 140mm. (8.75 by 5.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11684


Rare Admiralty chart of Taco Bay, 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 Walker, founding members of the Royal Geographic Society, was a leading mapmaker and engraver working in London in the first half of the nineteenth century. He is known to have produced numerous charts for James Horsburgh and the Admiralty.