Scanned Maps

Plano de Puerto-Rico

Creator/Contributor:
López de Vargas Machuca, Tomás, 1731-1802, creator
Creation Date:
1785
Place Of Origin:
Spain
Madrid
Publisher:
[s.n.]
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 35 x 37 cm. on a sheet 46 x 61 cm.
Language:
Spanish; Castilian
Genre:
map
Maps.
Early maps.
Nautical charts
Maps
Early works to 1800
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Harbors--Puerto Rico--San Juan--Maps--Early works to 1800
Nautical charts--Puerto Rico--San Juan--Early works to 1800
Nautical charts--Puerto Rico--Early works to 1800
San Juan (P.R.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings.
Includes index to points of interest, descriptive notes, and inset of "Plano de la Aguada nueva de Puerto-Rico."
Below outer neat line, to the left, is the legend "Se hallará este con todas obras del autor [i.e. López] y las de su hijo en la Calle de Atocha, Frente de la Aduana vieja. Manz[ana] 159. Num. 3."
A 14-line note at lower right of the main chart states it was made on orders given in December 1782 by Don Joseph de Pereda, captain of the warship San Juan Nepumuceno, when anchored in the harbor; it was originally the work of the ship's first piloto de numero, Don Francisco Ramón Méndez, and was "reducido" [i.e. composed] by Don Antonio Montenegro y Velasco, the second-in-command, from this survey, some reliance being placed on non-Spanish charts, as appears from the remark "Otros planos de menor consideracion de fuera del Reyno se tuvieron presentes."
Also available online.
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Attribution:
dale a luz Don Tomás Lopez, Géografo de los Dominios de S.M.
Series:
Harvard Map Collection digital maps
Classification:
G4974.S5 1785 .L6
Repository:
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University
Record ID:
990128560200203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990128560200203941/catalog