"Prise de Carthagene des Indes par l'Escadre Francaise aux Ordres de Pointis en 1697",
Subject: Cartagena, Colombia
Period: 1775 (circa)
Color: Black & White
12.9 x 8 inches
32.8 x 20.3 cm
This is a reduced-version of Pierre Chassereau's seminal plan of Cartagena (1740) depicting the Raid on Cartagena in 1697. As part of the War of the Grand Alliance, a small fleet of French ships commanded by Bernard Desjean, Baron de Pointis, attacked the important port city, successfully defeating the Spanish. This delicately engraved map, with north oriented to the left, shows the French battle positions via a key, the forts protecting the city, and the roads between the forts. To the east of Cartagena is the famous Convento La Popa, high atop a hilltop overlooking the city. Drawn by Bouclet and engraved by Aubert.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet with minor foxing in the lower portion of the image.