"De Hoofdstad en Haven, van't Eiland Porto Rico, in de Westindien", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Period: 1769 (circa)
Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 6.9 inches
26.2 x 17.5 cm
This interesting plan shows San Juan harbor, with detail of the forts San Felipe del Morro, El Canuelo, and other fortifications. The chart includes soundings and roads. 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 #21.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a clean, bright sheet with the watermark of a crown and light toning along the edges of the sheet.