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Auction 165, Lot 375

"Cartagena", Allard, Carel

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Orbis Habitabilis Oppida et Vestitus...

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 8.4 inches
27.4 x 21.3 cm
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This engraving is dominated by two Native Americans, with a view of the city and harbor of Cartagena in the background. Engraved by Meijer. This engraving was published in Carel Allard's Orbis Habitabilis Oppida et Vestitus, the first town book to incorporate both maps and costume plates of cities from all over the world, including New York, Paris, Rome, Mexico, Jerusalem, Bantam, and many more.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #24.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on paper with a jester watermark, light marginal soiling, and two faint stains along the top neatline at right and left.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $450

Closed on 11/15/2017