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Jan 29, 2006

Antique Maps On Display In Miami

"Cuba and the Caribbean in Old Map," selected maps from the collection of Claude Alix has opened at the Deering Estate in Miami, Florida. The Miami Herald reports that the collection highlights rare maps of Cuba, Havana, Hispanola, Martinique and Guadalupe from the 16th-20th centuries.

More than 30 historic charts, maps and documents are on display. Among the highlights are; a 1592 map of Cuba by Abraham Ortelius; Giovanni Antonio Rizzi-Zannchi's 1787 map of the Gulf of Mexico; and a rare map by Andrew Bell of Havana in 1762.

The map exhibit is located in Richmond Cottage and will run through March 26. Admission to the map exhibit is free. It costs $7 to get into the park itself.