Auction 113, Lot 341

"Franciscus Draco Carthagenam Civitatem Expugnat", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Colombia

Period: 1599 (circa)

Publication: Grand Voyages

Color: Black & White

8.3 x 6 inches
21.1 x 15.2 cm

Early bird's-eye view of Sir Francis Drake's capture of the Spanish city of Cartagena during his famous West Indies raid of 1585-1586. Drake's fleet fills the harbor and the opposing armies are shown along with a numbered key to the text below the engraving. An inset depicts a large iguana. De Bry's engraving is based on Baptista Boazio's original drawing of 1588, which was the first published view of the city.


Condition: B

Lightly toned with a couple of minor spots, right margin trimmed to neatline, as issued. Extensive worm track at top affecting title by stopping at neatline of image.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/7/2005