Auction 169, Lot 385

"Baye de Carthagene dans l'Amerique Meridionale", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 8.6 inches
35.1 x 21.8 cm

This uncommon copper-engraved map shows Cartagena Bay oriented with north to the left. There is good detail of the forts and batteries that were used by the Spanish against Admiral Vernon's fleet in the Battle of Cartagena in 1741. Soundings, shoals, and rocks are identified within the bay.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #95-d.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with faint damp stains along the edges of the sheet, entering the map image at left.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/12/2018