S.E.L. Maduro & Sons' Coaling Station at Curacao, Dutch West Indies. CURACAO.
S.E.L. Maduro & Sons' Coaling Station at Curacao, Dutch West Indies

S.E.L. Maduro & Sons' Coaling Station at Curacao, Dutch West Indies

New York: Unz & Co. Print.

Undated, ca. 1914. 5.5 x 7.5 in., oblong; 32 pp, with two maps (one folding), illustrations from photographs.Color-illustrated stapled wrappers. One gathering detached from staples, a few minor marginal annotations; all else very good. The maps are "Outline Map of St. Anna Harbor, Curacao, Dutch West Indies" and an untitled map showin shipping routes and distances from Curacao to ports in the U.S., England, France, Spain, Italy, Chile, and South Africa. The text promotes Curacao as having "the best natural harbor in the world," ideally placed for steamers en route to the Panama Canal to safely and quickly refuel with affordable coal. The illustrations show the wharves populated with ships from around the world, and testimonials are reproduced from customers who have been satisfactorily supplied with coal and fresh water by Maduro & Sons. The company was founded in 1837 and remains in business today. OCLC locates two copies, one in Curacao and one in the Netherlands.

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