Auction 139, Lot 306

"[Lot of 2] Plano del Puerto y Ciudad de Santa Marta [and] Plano del Puerto de Veracruz", Fidalgo, Joaquin Francisco

Subject: Veracruz, Mexico & Santa Marta, Colombia

Period: 1818 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.3 x 7 inches
26.2 x 17.8 cm

These scarce, copper engraved charts show the area surrounding Veracruz, Mexico and Santa Marta, Colombia. These charts were made during the important Spanish expedition to accurately chart the coastline from the Gulf of Mexico through the island of Trinidad. Cadiz, Spain is the prime meridian and each sheet is filled with soundings, navigational hazards and some basic inland detail.

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Condition: A

Strong impression on thick paper.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/15/2012

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