Manuscript, Descripcion de las Costas Yslas Y Vajos desde Sn Martin una de las Yslas de Barlovento hasta La Havana...
The manuscript is a pilot-guide detailing the hazards of navigation between
the island of St. Martin and the ports of Havana, San Juan and Santo Domingo,
through the Windward Passage between Hispaniola and Cuba and on to Veracruz
in Mexico. A short section covers the route from Veracruz through the Straits
of Florida to Cadiz in Spain. In effect, this derrotero [sailing atlas]
describes the route of the bullion fleets from the Spanish colonies of the
West Indies and Central America to Spain in the 18th century.
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