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Auction 109, Lot 281

"[Lot of 2] Plan du Port d'Acapulco… [with] Disposition des Vaisseaux de l'Escadre commandee par Mr. Anson croisant vis a vis d' Acapulco en 1742", Various

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1755-65 (circa)


Color: Black & White

See Description

Two copper engravings featuring the important harbor at Acapulco. First (6 x 7.5") is by J.N. Bellin, circa 1755. It is a small plan of the walled fort, town and bay of Acapulco with numerous soundings in the bay. Table locates fourteen features on plan. Fleur-de-lis orients the map with north at left. Second (14.5 x 8") is a map showing the location of Acapulco on the coastline with compass calculations. From a Dutch edition of Anson's Voyage around the World.


Condition: A

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/1/2004