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Auction 145, Lot 339

"A View of Truxillo Bay and City on the Coast of Honduras", Speer, Joseph Smith (Capt)

Subject: Fort Trujillo, Honduras

Period: 1774 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 8.6 inches
35.6 x 21.8 cm
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Fine view of Fort Trujillo in Honduras depicted during the attack in 1635 by the Dutch fleet of Admiral van Hoorn. The view is filled with warships and many beautifully engraved details of the port and people within it. A lettered key at the bottom identifies the important sites. Engraved by Thomas Bowen and based on Arnoldus Montanus' view of Fort Trujillo. This view was published around the same time as Speer's West-India Atlas, and may have been conceived as an accompaniment to the atlas, as the atlas contained several maps relating to Honduras.


Condition: B

Attractive color with light toning. Trimmed to neatlines and professionally mounted on old paper, with title and key at bottom also severed but reattached.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2013