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Beautifully hand-done and hand-painted map of the Spanish coast, in the vicinity of Cartagena, from the late 18th century. 

The highly decorative map includes three depictions of naval vessels, a compass rose, and numerous depth soundings, speaking to this chart's use as an instrument of navigation.

The map is attractively executed in the classic French style, characterized by the teal-blue wash color and the red and yellow compass rose. The manuscript text on the verso describes the coast around Cartagena.

Condition Description
Pen and ink with wash color. Manuscript notes on verso. Upper right corner reinstated in manuscript facsimile.