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Puerto Principe
Draftsman:Drawn by William Morey Jr.
Printmaker:Lithographed by Julius Bien , 1826 - 1909
Original Owner:Originally owned by George Malpas Cole , American, died 1933
Lithography; black and red printer's inks on cotton
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 38 5/8 x 23 7/8in. (98.1 x 60.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 41 3/4 x 27in. (106 x 68.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Clara B. M. Cole
Gallery Copy: Although the Connecticut National Guard was used exclusively for coastal defense and saw no action during the Spanish American War, Connecticut men in the regular army saw active service, primarily in the Philippines, but also in Cuba and Puerto Rico. This map belonged to George Malpas Cole of Hartford, Connecticut, who served as Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fourth United States Volunteers in Cuba. Puerto Principe played a major role in Cuba's Ten Year War against Spain from 1868 to 1878, but not in the Spanish American War. The city of Puerto Principe is now known as Camaguey.
Description: Map of the province of Puerto Principe and the eastern edge of Santa Clara. The boundary between them is delineated with a red line. Roads and railroads are shown. Places are marked with their name and a circular symbol. Physical features include swamps, rivers and islands. Water depth in fathoms is shown around the coastline. Other numbers are shown around on the map, in the areas representing water. Some of the numbers have letters representing some kind of units of measurement, although what they are is unclear. In the bottom left is an inset index map showing all of the maps in the series.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1:250,000 Medium Note: Most sources state that cloth maps were first used by the American military in World War II, but this map is part of a series of cloth maps of Cuba produced by the Adjutant General's Office for use during the Spanish American War.
Inscription: Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, M.I.D." Top right, printed in black ink: "CUBA - SHEET No. 5" Bottom left, printed in black ink: "JULIUS BIEN & CO. PHOTO LITH." Bottom right, printed inblack ink: "Drawn by W. Morey, Jr. C.E." Bottom right, handwritten in black ink: "2082"
Object Number: 1953.56.30
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