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Auction 161, Lot 459

"A Plan of the City of Carthagena", Andrews, John

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1772 (circa)

Publication: A Collection of Plans of the Capital Cities of Europe, Asia, Africa and America

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 6.9 inches
23.6 x 17.5 cm

This rare bird's-eye plan of Cartagena depicts the fortified city with twenty-six locations identified in the numbered key. Fort St. Philip (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) and the hospital are shown just outside the city walls. A compass rose orients north to the top right, and the decorative title cartouche features several boys next to a battery waving to a ship in the harbor.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #102; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.AND-1a #42.

Condition: A

Light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/8/2017