Auction 162, Lot 395

"Carthagena von Indiens wird eine der Besten Stadten in America Geachtet, und Wohnet Daselbst...", Anon.

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1741 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 7.9 inches
32 x 20.1 cm

This rare map, in both German in French, depicts Cartagena and the surrounding bay. The fortified city of Cartagena is shown in city plan view, and there is good detail of the surrounding land, including dwellings, roads, forts, and batteries. Below the title is a brief description of the city. A fleet of ships appear anchored just outside the bay along with a notation in both French and German explaining that the entrance to the bay is so narrow and shallow that ships can only pass with the assistance of anchors and ropes. A small compass rose orients north to the top right corner.


Condition: A

Minor soiling with some light creasing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 4/26/2017