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Auction 164, Lot 412

"Plan van de Haven van Carthagena", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1766 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsch Historie of Tegenwordige Staat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

11.9 x 7 inches
30.2 x 17.8 cm
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This copper engraved map shows Cartagena Bay oriented with north to the left. There is good detail of the forts and batteries that were used by the Spanish against Admiral Vernon's fleet in the Battle of Cartagena in 1741. The roads surrounding the bay and the countryside are also depicted. Soundings, shoals, and rocks are identified within the bay.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #98; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #10.

Condition: A

A nice impression, issued folding, with some minute, unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/13/2017