"De Reede en Haven van Vera Cruz", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Veracruz, Mexico
Period: 1769 (circa)
Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 6.8 inches
26.2 x 17.3 cm
This chart 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 chart depicts the islands, rocks, shoals, and soundings in the surrounding waters to aid in navigation. 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 #4.
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 and a crease in the top blank margin.