"Nombre de Dios, Gelegen Tusschen Zuid en Noordamerika, aen de Noordzee / Nominis Divini Fanum, Isthmi Americani Oppidulum, Septentrionale Mare Respiciens", Schenk, Pieter
Subject: Nombre de Dios, Panama
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: Hecatompolis, sive Totius Orbis Terrarum…
Color: Hand Color
10.2 x 8.3 inches
25.9 x 21.1 cm
This is a rare view from Schenk's important town atlas. This striking view of Nombre de Dios shows a variety of ships with the large galleon in the foreground firing its cannon. Nombre de Dios was located east of Portobelo along the northern coast of Panama, and was established to protect the Spanish Silver fleet.
References: Kapp (MCC-73) #34; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SCHE-1a #97.
A dark impression on a sturdy sheet with minor marginal soiling.