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Auction 168, Lot 362

"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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/6/2018