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Lot 378
By: Capt. Joseph Smith Speer
Subject: Cartagena, Colombia
Date: 1771 (published)

Publication: The West-India Pilot...

Condition Code: A

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Color: hand color

Size: 12.9 x 9.9 inches
         32.8 x 25.2 cm


    This rare bird's-eye plan of the city of Cartagena was published during the "Silver Age" of the city, in which there was great expansion of the city, its population and its economy. A numbered key identifies over 30 important locations, including bastions, churches, redoubts, hospitals, and even a butchery. Engraved by John Gibson and published in Speer's The West-India Pilot, sold by Samuel Hooper.

We were not able to find any examples of this map being listed for sale over the last 30 years.

Condition Description: A clean and bright example on paper with an "E V H" watermark, wide margins, and very light soiling along the edges of the sheet. There are archivally repaired centerfold separations confined to the blank margins.

Ref: Kapp (MCC-77) #100-b; Phillips (Atlases) #2698-19; Shirley (BL Atlases) M.SPR-1b #23.

Estimate:
$400.00 - $600.00


Sold for: $300.00

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