Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 387

"Plan des Villes, Forts, Port, Rade et Environ de Cartagene Situee dans l'Amerique Meridionale dans la Province de Terre Ferme Appartenant aux Espagnols", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde Represente...

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 8.8 inches
32.3 x 22.4 cm

This map of Cartagena and the surrounding bay depicts the important port city as a bird's-eye plan with a numbered key identifying 12 locations. Three forts surrounding the city and bay are shown. The surrounding countryside is filled with vegetation, trails, and a hew houses. A fleur-de-lis orients north to the bottom left of the map. Adorned with a drape-style cartouche and engraved by C. Inselin.

References: Pastoureau, FER I D.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on paper with watermark of a bunch of grapes and an extraneous crease at right. There are some tiny abrasions and a couple of tiny holes, only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/17/2016