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Auction 165, Lot 376

"Carthagena in de Spaansche West-Indien", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1769 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika

Color: Hand Color

10.4 x 7.2 inches
26.4 x 18.3 cm
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This handsome copper-engraved plan depicts the fort and area surrounding Cartagena, an important port in Colonial South America. The bird's-eye plan provides detail of the city with a numbered key identifying 10 locations within the city and harbor. Roads and the topography of the countryside are also illustrated. 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: Kapp (MCC-77) #86; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #9.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a clean, bright sheet with the watermark of three stars and three flowers. There is a printer's crease at bottom left and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/15/2017