Auction 159, Lot 327

"Acapulco", Van Schley, J.

Subject: Acapulco, Mexico

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.1 x 8.9 inches
33.3 x 22.6 cm

This rare bird's-eye view of Acapulco and its bay gives a nice rendering of the town, Fort St. Diego, and the neighboring Puerto Marques Bay. A lettered key identifies each location. Ships fill the harbor, with others at sea as far out as the horizon.

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Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper, now flattened with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016

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