Auction 170, Lot 415

"Plan de la Baye et Ville de Sainte Marthe et de la Coste aux Environs", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Santa Marta, Colombia

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime…

Color: Hand Color

6.7 x 8.3 inches
17 x 21.1 cm

This is an uncommon map of the Colombian city of Santa Marta, which at one time rivaled nearby Cartagena as the primary Spanish port in the Caribbean. The city and its natural harbor are delineated and show the four forts that protected the city.

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

Condition: A

A crisp impression on sturdy, watermarked paper with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/14/2018