Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 370

"Plano de la Baia y Ciud. de Portovelo...", Ulloa, Antonio de

Subject: Portobelo, Panama

Period: 1748 (published)

Publication: Relacion Historia del Viaje a la America...

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 8.6 inches
33.8 x 21.8 cm

This uncommon plan of the port and bay of Portobelo is oriented with north to the bottom left. The historic Portobelo Bay was a Spanish transfer point for gold and silver coming from South America. The city is shown in block plan format, with a decorative lettered key identifying important locations. There is good detail of the surrounding coastline and depth soundings are given in the bay. Engraved by Mozeno.

References: Kapp (MCC-73) #71; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.ULL-1a #3.

Condition: B+

A nice impression, issued folding on paper with a coat of arms watermark. There is a hint of offsetting, one small stain at bottom right, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/13/2017