Bay of Matanzas

Material Information

Bay of Matanzas
Alternate title:
Draft of the harbour of Havana and city
Caption title:
Description of the coast from Matanzas to Porta Porca
Caption title:
Description of the harbour Havana
Running title:
Description of the island of Cuba
W. & J. Mount & T. Page ( bookseller )
Place of Publication:
Printed for W. and J. Mount and T. Page
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
2 maps on 1 atlas sheet (pages 41-42) : both sides, color ; on sheet 47.5 x 30.7 cm
Scale not given ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Pilot guides -- Early works to 1800 -- Cuba ( lcsh )
Pilot guides -- Early works to 1800 -- West Indies ( lcsh )
Pilot guides ( fast )
Derroteros ( bidex )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Matanzas Bay (Cuba) ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Havana Bay (Cuba) ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Cuba ( lcsh )
Cuba ( fast )
Gulf of Mexico -- Havana Bay ( fast )
Gulf of Mexico -- Matanzas Bay ( fast )
West Indies ( fast )
Golfo de México -- Bahía de Matanzas ( local )
Golfo de México -- Bahía de la Habana ( local )
Antillas ( qlsp )
early maps ( aat )
Early works. ( fast )
Maps ( aat )
Mapas antiguos ( bidex )
Obras anteriores a 1800 ( qlsp )
Mapas ( qlsp )
single map ( marcgt )
23.0833333333333 x -81.5666666666667, 23.0166666666667 x -81.5666666666667, 23.0166666666667 x -81.4666666666667, 23.0833333333333 x -81.4666666666667 ( Map Coverage )


English Short Title Catalog, N65545, N65954, N47591.
Cueto, Emilio. Cuban cartography, 1500-1898, 179 b,d.
General Note:
Woodcuts, hand colored.
General Note:
Depths indicated by soundings.
General Note:
Map titles derived from text.
General Note:
Atlas page includes text, woodcut harbor maps and 14 coastal profiles.
General Note:
Matanzas Bay map oriented with north to the upper left.
General Note:
Geographic coordinates indicated for informational purposes and derived from geographic sources.
General Note:
Publication information from title page of atlas.
General Note:
Page detached from various editions of the English Pilot. Fourth book, from 1760-1763.

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University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
on10855 ( NOTIS )
1085573264 ( OCLC )
036696808 ( ALEPH )
G4922.M3 1760 B3 ( lcc )

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A Defcription of the Ifland Cuba.


This belongs to the foregoing, the Letters AA mult bejoined together.
On the Eaft-fide of the Cape lies Bitta and Xavoa, to the Northward of which iethCape tuibanco, on the Eaft-ide whereof lie
federal fmall Iflands, on the Weftrfide alfo' two fmall Iflands. The Appearance of the Cape is as followeth.

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Thus appeareth Cape: Qibanico, when it bears Weft about fix Leagues from you.
From this Cape about N. and N. by W. lies the Iland Verde, Points, Creeks, and fall Iflands. The Appearance of fome of
and then Mucares, which reaches NE. with a great Shoal, then them is, coming out of the Sea, as followeth. At thefe lands
follows the-Ifand Caio Romano, and the Ifland Caio de Cruys, begins the old Channel of Bahama.
next which isthe Ifland Caio Lobe, and along this Coalt lie many

Thus appears the Ifland of Caio Romano, Thus appears the island Cajo Romano,
when it bears S. from you. '.when it bears W. from you.

Thus appears the Ifland Calo.Romano, when it bears SW. and S W. by S. from you.

When from the Ifland Caio de Cruys, you .a"rebound to, the firit over to the Weftward before you fteer away for the Road.
W.ward thro' thel .bhama Channel, you ought to have a fpecipl On Pthe Flats o the Eaft-point you will not have above a fath.
Care, and keep too far from the toant, bati a. clofe .c .thefe and 'aialf of Water, and without thef Shoals there is no Anchor
Jilands as poflible, and tufn it up with the ihort Trips, that is, if Ground, but when you are in the Bay you may ride where you
the Wind take you fharp ; for on the N. fide of the Channel, please. The Bay is very deep, and the Bottom thereofveey (hoal,
thereare thoals in abundance till you come near to Angula and only one certain.Creek, where is Water-enough when gotten in,
Gaske, and Saque. Then follows o aua Nir!a,; and Baia.Cadix, -but yod muft 0obferve your Time, and go in at a rifing Water.
which reacheth to Ife. de Cavezae and Caio de Zail, which Flats The Draft and Depth of the Bay is as followeth.
and Shoals run off towards Point de Hicacos, paying by la Cruiz When you are off the Bay.of Matanias, you. will fee a round
de Padra, Eleopoly, where lie several Iflinds, fome fmall and ,Mountain far up in the Country, which appears above the other
fome bigger, and to the Weftward of Point de Hicacos, liesPorto Land, and when. that bears SE.-by E. fromyou, then are you
Camarza; then follows the great Bay of Matanzas. open with the Bay, which lies in SE. by E.'or SE. the beft
Riding is in 7 Fath. as aforefaid, keeping within tw6 Cables
A Defcription ofthe Coaflfrom Matanzas to Porta Porca. Length to the W. fhore, near a white rocky Cliff, which lies
towards the Bottom of the Bay on the W. fide. Three Cables
.The Bay of Matanzas is a fair and wide Bay, having both on Length to the Eaftward from the Weft-fide lies a Shoal to the
the E. ind'W. Points thereof great Shoals, reaching off a long SE. about, two Cables Length, where Captain Cummins in the
way, fo that you muft fteer in about mid Channel ; but take care Richard and Sarah was a-ground coming out of the Bay, NE.
Sof a Shoal which lies there, on which there is not above 6 Foot by-E. 36 Leagues from the Bayof Matanzas, we were in 7 fath.
Water, but within a Mile and a half of a little Houfe in 5, 6, or tacked and food to the SE. and had 5, 6, 7, 8, 612, 15, 35
7 Fath. foft oazy Ground, within the Eaft-point is good An- and 40 Fathom about two Miles, and then noGround.'
chr Ground. And if ybu defire to ride here, you muft ftand

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Thit Bay of Matanzas is about a League and a half in Length and as aforefaid, without the Bay there is no Anchor GrQundi
The Watering-place is up the River in the Atm, which extendeth itself to ihe Seaward.

Within the Land to the Eaitward of Matanzas it theweth itself thus. The' Bay of Matanzas lieth in this Opening.

Pan de Matanzas, SSW. Jix or even The Eaft,-point of Matanzas bears S. and
Leagues from you. S. by E. 6 or 7 Leagues off.

Pan de Matanzas.

This Hill S. and S by W. from you, This opening is the The Welt-point of the Bay
the Land appeareth thus. Bay Matanzas. Matanzas Ths
This Hill S. and S: by W. from you. This opening is the The Weft-point of the Bay
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the Land appeareth thus. Bay Matanzas. Matanzas This -

42 A Deftription of the Ijland of Cuba.


Thus theweth fan de Matanzas, when it bears WSW. from you, being in Latitude 23d. im. the Letters AA mut be joined.
The Iron Hill high Land.

A The Hill which fheweth like a The Land about the Havana, S. and S. by W.
Saw is high Land. from you 5 Leagues.
Thus appears the Coaft of Pan de Matanzas to the Havana, when you are about 5 Leagues off Shore, and
the City Havana S. by W. from you, lying in the Latitude of 23 deg. oo min.

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Pan de Matanzas.

When you are about the Bay of Matanzas, the Lan marked with the Letter A, appearedla mus.
When the, round Hill Pan de Matanzas bears SSW. about 3 Leagues from you, it appeareth as above.
And when you firft fee' it, it maketh like a Saddle, fo that it may be easily known.

fbe Saddle.

This Land reacheth from the Bay Matanzas to the Havana. There is a little Haven at B.

"The Letter A is the Bay of Matanzas, the Havana.

On the Wet-fide of the Bay of Matanzas, lie Guacuianagero, fmall, and were there a Hundred Sail withoutA nchor or Cable,
then follows St. Cruz, Rota, Cbypiona, Chibarima, Jaruca, Gua- they might lie without Fear or Danger; for which Reafon the
uroa,fforraca and Gunambecco : Of which we can give but a King hath given Order, that the Sanih Ships from all Parts of
inall Defcription. the Indier flould there meet, make up their Fleet, and come
home together. The City lies a little within the Miouth of the
A Decription of the Harbour Havana. River, and on the W. fide. In the Entrance of the River stands
Dt a high Tower, where there is constant W watch kept to give Notice
The Havana is 20 Leagues to the Weftward of Matanzas, what Ships are coming out of the Sea. And fo many Flags as
Point Cavanos from that 5 Leagues, Bay Hondas Weft from are hung out from the Tower, fo many Ships thofe of the City
Caoanos 4 Leagues. may understand are on the Coaft. And on the E. fide ftands a
The Havana is a spacious and commodious Harbour, and the Caffle on a (hoal to clear the Harbour, and no Ship going either
beft of the whole Ifland Cuba, being at the Entrance narrow, but in or out can run out of Command of their Guns. When you
when gotten in it, it is very broad and wide, altho' in the Entrance are 3 or 4 Leagues off to the Northward of Havana, you may
2 or 3 Ships can hardly go in a-breaft of each other ; the bet fee 2 round Hommocks like two Paps, which lie far up in the
of the Channel is in the middle, there lying a fmall flat off from Country ; they do not appear much above the other Land.
both Points. There is a Harbour good for Ships, both great and The Draft of the Harbour and City is as followeth.

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