Auction 135, Lot 373

"Urbs Domingo in Hispaniola", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: An Accurate Description and Complete History of America

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 11.3 inches
35.1 x 28.7 cm

A dramatic bird's-eye view of old Santo Domingo with its cathedral, the Ozama fortress and other monuments clearly identifiable. Numerous ships, both European and native, are shown in the harbor and river. Santo Domingo is the oldest European city in the Americas, having been founded in 1498 by Bartholomew Columbus. It is shown here at the height of its importance as the hub of Spanish colonial activities in the New World.


Condition: A

There is a short, clean fold separation just touching the bottom edge of the image.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/16/2011