Auction 160, Lot 371

"Bay et Chateau de Porto Bello", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Portobelo Bay, Panama

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 8.6 inches
31.8 x 21.8 cm

This handsome map of historic Portobello Bay was copied from Pierre Mortier's map of circa 1692. Portobello was a strategic Spanish transfer point for gold and silver coming from South America. The map shows the locations of two forts protecting the bay -- Fort Grande (Santiago) and Fort de le Mare (San Felipe) -- as well as the location of the King's stables (San Jeronimo), where gold and silver was loaded onto ships. The map is beautifully presented with a compass rose and rhumb lines.

References: Kapp (MCC-73) #32.

Condition: B+

A strong impression with full original color and light show-through of partial map on verso.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Unsold

Closed on 11/16/2016

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