"Mapa Historico Pintoresco Moderno de la Isle De Cuba"
Published by Bernardo May & Co., 1853
Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016
This detailed reproduction of the chromolithograph "Mapa Historico Pintoresco Moderno de la Isle De Cuba" was originally published in 1853 by Bernardo May & Co. in Havana.
Of special note are the sixteen vignettes which surround the map, depicting scenes of the people and places throughout Cuba. Included are views of tobacco harvesting, cock-fighting, Havana Harbor and the after effects of an 1846 hurricane.
An inset table shows distances from principal cities and notes their longitude and latitude.
We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.
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