"References for the Plan of the City and Suburbs of Carthagena", Speer, Joseph Smith (Capt)
Subject: Cartagena, Colombia
Period: 1771 (published)
Publication: The West-India Pilot...
Color: Hand Color
12.9 x 9.9 inches
32.8 x 25.1 cm
This rare bird's-eye plan of the city of Cartagena was published during the "Silver Age" of the city, in which there was great expansion of the city, its population and its economy. A numbered key identifies over 30 important locations, including bastions, churches, redoubts, hospitals, and even a butchery. Engraved by John Gibson and published in Speer's The West-India Pilot, sold by Samuel Hooper.
We were not able to find any examples of this map being listed for sale over the last 30 years.
References: Kapp (MCC-77) #100-b; Phillips (Atlases) #2698-19; Shirley (BL Atlases) M.SPR-1b #23.
A clean and bright example on paper with an "E V H" watermark, wide margins, and very light soiling along the edges of the sheet. There are archivally repaired centerfold separations confined to the blank margins.