Auction 169, Lot 336

"Plan de la Baye et Ville de Portobelo. En 1736", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Portobelo, Panama

Period: 1754 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 7.4 inches
32 x 18.8 cm

This attractive chart shows Portobelo, the important Spanish port city on the northern coast of Panama. Numerous soundings are located and a key at right identifies important locations. The chart is surrounded by a boldly engraved border. Not in Kapp's carto-bibliography of Panama.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with minor offsetting, a few spots of foxing in the blank margins, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/12/2018