Delta de Mississippi
Madrid: Published by the Spanish Admiralty, 1880. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Image size: 24 x 37 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 27 1/2 x 41 1/4 inches. Framed. 34 1/4 x 47 1/2 inches.
A wonderful sea chart of the Mississippi Delta produced by the Spanish Admiralty at the close of the nineteenth century.
This is an impressive sea chart of the Mississippi Delta produced by the Spanish Admiralty in 1880. The coast line is clearly mapped out with little detailing except for the soundings around the Delta. There are two compasses and a number of lighthouses identified along the shoreline. The chart uses the surveys conducted by the U. S. Coast Survey, which were carried out between 1853 and 1877. It is a wonderful chart of this important area and superb collector's piece for anyone interested in early maps of the Americas.