Auction 149, Lot 372

"Carthagena in de Spaansche West-Indien", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1766 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie van Amerika...

Color: Hand Color

10.4 x 7.2 inches
26.4 x 18.3 cm

This handsome copper-engraved plan depicts the fort and area surrounding Cartagena, an important port in Colonial South America. The bird's-eye plan provides detail of the city with a numbered key identifying 10 locations within the city and harbor. Roads and the topography of the countryside are also illustrated.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #9.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with one faint spot in title cartouche.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/21/2014