1950 Mirabal Panoramic Map of Havana, Cuba

Havana-mirabal-1950
$450.00
Panoramic and Monumental Map of Havana. (Plano Panoramico y Monumental de La Habana).
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1950 Mirabal Panoramic Map of Havana, Cuba

Havana-mirabal-1950

Bird's eye-view tourist map of Havana, Cuba.

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Title


Panoramic and Monumental Map of Havana. (Plano Panoramico y Monumental de La Habana).
  1950 (dated)    21 x 27.5 in (53.34 x 69.85 cm)     1 : 20000

Description


This is a beautiful 1950 panoramic map of Havana, Cuba issued by the Cuban Tourist Commission. The map covers from Rancho Boyeros to the Canal de Entrada. Also includes part of the Morro Castle. A key on the right of the map details various places of public interests, including important buildings, churches, parks, squares, monuments, statues, beaches, hotels, hospitals, fortresses, townships, etc. The map is highly detailed and shows individual buildings, street names, house numbers, parks, squares, piers, monuments, etc. Also shows the routes for the launch services to Casa Blanca, Regla and La Cabana Fortress.

This map represents the glory days of Cuban-American relations when luminaries like earnest Hemmingway dined at the Flordita Hotel and sipped Mai Tai cocktails at Trader Vic. Within the next 10 years Cuba would transform, under Castro's harsh socialist reforms, from the world's playground to an impoverished backwater.

This map was drawn by Rogelio L. Mirabal and issued by the Cuban Tourist Commission, Havana.

Condition


Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Some toning and foxing at places. Minor loss at some fold intersections. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue.