Transatlantic steamers owned by Pinillos Izquierdo & Co. of Cadiz S. in C. Valbanera

Imprenta de las Hijas de Niel.1909

Museu Marítim de Barcelona

Museu Marítim de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Like most of the shipping companies founded in the 19th century, the Pinillos company was from its earliest days a family business. It was Antonio Martínez de Pinillos e Izquierdo, who was born in Cadiz in 1844, who was responsible for making the family shipowners’ one of the leading such companies in Spain, especially when, in the 1880s, he decided to add steamships to the family fleet. The poster announces: Transatlantic steamships of Pinillos Izquierdo & Co of Cadiz S. in C. Valbanera; Antillas Service for the Canaries; San Juan de Puerto Rico. Ponce Santiago de Cuba Habana Cienfuegos and New Orleans. Vessel leaves Cadiz on 21st of September, the magnificent Spanish mail ship the Martin Saenz, captained by D.J. Subiño, accepts 1st, 2nd and 3rd class passengers and goods for the aforementioned ports without any need to change vessel. For further information: Pinillos Izquierdo & Co. - Plaza San Agustin, 2 Cadiz. The Valbanera, which is shown on the poster, was the company’s legendary steamship which inaugurated the Brazil – Río de la Plata line in March 1908. The ship was wrecked on 10th September 1919, in what was the greatest peacetime disaster of the Spanish merchant fleet. The packet boat Martín Sáenz (listed as the subsequent departure) was mainly used on the Antilles – Mexico line, between 1890 and 1923.


  • Title: Transatlantic steamers owned by Pinillos Izquierdo & Co. of Cadiz S. in C. Valbanera
  • Creator: Imprenta de las Hijas de Niel.
  • Date: 1909
  • Location: Cadis
  • Physical Dimensions: 129,5 x 92 cm (including frame)
  • Type: poster
  • Medium: Colour lithographic poster

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