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Auction 120, Lot 376

"Baye et Ville de Havana ou S. Christoval [on sheet with] Bay et Chateau de Portobello [and] Cartegene Avec Ses Ports, et Fortresses", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Havana, Cuba

Period: 1692 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.3 x 8.3 inches
31.2 x 21.1 cm

An uncommon sheet of three copper engraved maps that show Havana and Porto Bello on one sheet, with a third map of Cartagena, Cartegene Avec Ses Ports, et Fortresses, centered on the verso, a most unusual positioning. The size listed is for each individual map, the sheet measures 17.9 x 21.25". Baye et Ville de Havana ou S. Christoval features a simple compass rose, and names several notable landmarks such as Moro Fort, Yelha Fort and St. Francisco. There is a decorative cartouche in the lower left corner that shows a pair of native inhabitants in fancy costume. Bay et Chateau de Portobello also has a simple compass rose and names Fort Grande, Fort de le Mare and the location of the King's stables. The additional map of Cartegena names Fort de S. Lazare and Fort de Boccachique.


Condition: B+

Dark impression on thick paper with wide margins. A couple spots and some light, uneven age toning or foxing.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 7/18/2007