Map Upper View of the Castillo del Morro Situated at the Mouth of the Bay of Havana. Plano superior del Castillo del Morro situado en la Embocadora del Puerto de La Habana, el que se empezó a redificar por Enero de 1764, y se concluió por Septiembre de 1767 con todos los Edificios a prueba de Bomba

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Title

  • Upper View of the Castillo del Morro Situated at the Mouth of the Bay of Havana.

Other Title

  • Plano superior del Castillo del Morro situado en la Embocadora del Puerto de La Habana, el que se empezó a redificar por Enero de 1764, y se concluió por Septiembre de 1767 con todos los Edificios a prueba de Bomba

Summary

  • This 18th-century manuscript map shows the plan of Morro Castle, located at the entrance of Havana Bay, Cuba. The fortress was built by the Spaniards, starting in 1585. The Italian military engineer Battista Antonelli (1547--1616) was commissioned to design the fortifications. The structure originally was conceived as a small fort surrounded by a dry moat, but it was expanded and rebuilt on several occasions and became a major fortress of great strategic importance for the island. The map is oriented with north to the left and tilted up at an acute angle. On the right side are the title and an "Explanation" that indicates, through a numeric code, the fort's bastions, bridges, cisterns, and batteries, with brief descriptions of some of these features. The map is drawn in pen on paper, with scale drawings in black ink and background in gray, pink, green, and orange sepia.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1767-09.

Headings

  • -  Cuba--Havana--Havana
  • -  1767
  • -  Architectural drawings
  • -  Forts and fortifications
  • -  Manuscript maps

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Scale about 1:800"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 manuscript plan ; 29 x 48.5 cenitmeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Spain.
  • -  Content in Spanish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668466

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Upper View of the Castillo del Morro Situated at the Mouth of the Bay of Havana. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09, 1767] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668466/.

APA citation style:

(1767) Upper View of the Castillo del Morro Situated at the Mouth of the Bay of Havana. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668466/.

MLA citation style:

Upper View of the Castillo del Morro Situated at the Mouth of the Bay of Havana. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09, 1767] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668466/>.