Cuba — Baracoa

By WALKER, John, 1824 

The Port of Baracoa on the North Coast of Cuba near the East End From a Spanish printed Plan.

America Caribbean
  • Author: WALKER, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 8th April 1824.
  • Physical description: Engraved chart.
  • Dimensions: 210 by 225mm. (8.25 by 8.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11686


Rare Admiralty chart of Baracoa, 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.