"Franciscus Draco Carthagenam Civitatem Expugnat", Bry, Theodore de
Subject: Colombia, Cartagena
Period: 1599 (circa)
Publication: Grand Voyages…
Color: Black & White
8.3 x 6 inches
21.1 x 15.2 cm
This early bird's-eye view of Cartagena details Sir Francis Drake's capture of the Spanish city during his famous West Indies raid of 1585-1586. Drake's fleet fills the harbor and the opposing armies are shown. 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. On a full sheet (8.8" x 12.9") with text below that identifies 20 locations on the map. Blank verso.
Nice example with trimming to right margin as is always the case with this map. A little soiling to text below map, else very good.