"De Stad Vera Cruz in Nieuw Spanje: Volgens de Spaansche Aftekening", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Veracruz, Mexico
Period: 1769 (circa)
Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika
Color: Hand Color
8.8 x 7.1 inches
22.4 x 18 cm
This bird's-eye plan shows the important port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. Veracruz was the first port established in New Spain by Hernan Cortes in 1519, and later was a scene of many battles during the ensuing years. The plan depicts the port with St. Juan d'Ulloa across the bay and soundings within the bay. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was therefore not completed until 1803.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #3.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a clean, bright sheet with the watermark of three stars and three flowers. There is minor toning along the edges of the sheet.