Auction 159, Lot 373

"Plan of Carthagena Harbour and City...", Speer, Joseph Smith (Capt)

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1771 (dated)

Publication: The West-India Pilot...

Color: Hand Color

13.4 x 18.5 inches
34 x 47 cm

This rare bird's-eye plan of Cartagena and Cartagena Bay was published during the "Silver Age" of the city, in which there was great expansion of the city, its population and its economy. Roads, towns, fields and forts are shown, with a lettered key identifying important locations. Engraved by Bayly and published in Speer's The West-India Pilot, sold by Samuel Hooper.

We were not able to find any examples of this map being listed for sale over the last 30 years.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #100-a; Phillips (Atlases) #2698-18; Shirley (BL Atlases) M.SPR-1b #16.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with minor toning and soiling.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $3,750

Closed on 9/14/2016