Collection CHC0468 - Cuban Map Collection

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Cuban Map Collection


  • 1500-2000 (Creation)


316 Items

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The Cuban Map Collection contains maps dating from the 16th century to the 21st centruy. The digital colelction contains maps in the public domain dating from the colonial period to 1923 and includes general maps of the island, provincial maps, city and town maps, and other specialized map formats in a variety of scales, colors and artistic styles.

System of arrangement

The maps in this collection are arranged in four different series: Series 1: Cuba, Series 2: War Maps, Series 3: La Habana Province, Series 4: Other Provinces.

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require the written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

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The material s in this collection have been acquired through numerous gifts and purchases over time.

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The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

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This collection has been digitized. Maps dated after 1923 are searchable at the CHC Reference Desk.

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Archivist's note

Juan A. Villanueva, June 2016.

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