"Plan des Villes, Forts, Port, Rade et Environ de Cartagene Situee dans l'Amerique Meridionale dans la Province de Terre Ferme Appartenant aux Espagnols", Fer, Nicolas de
Subject: Cartagena, Colombia
Period: 1700 (dated)
Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde...
Color: Hand Color
12.6 x 8.8 inches
32 x 22.4 cm
This map of Cartagena and the surrounding bay depicts the important port city as a bird's-eye plan with a numbered key identifying 12 locations. Three forts surrounding the city and bay are shown. The surrounding countryside is filled with vegetation, trails, and a hew houses. A fleur-de-lis orients north to the bottom left of the map. Adorned with a drape-style cartouche and engraved by C. Inselin. This is the first state.
References: Kapp (MCC-77) #39; Pastoureau, FER I A .
A nice impression with minor toning, marginal soiling, and some tiny edge tears.