Auction 171, Lot 334

"De Stad en Haven van Porto-Bello", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Portobelo, Panama

Period: 1769 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie ... van Amerika...

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.1 x 7 inches
25.7 x 17.8 cm

A beautifully rendered and highly detailed copper engraved plan of this important city on the Caribbean side of Panama. The map provides a terrific picture of the harbors, towns, forts and countryside. Details include soundings, shoals, rocks and the road to Panama City. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was therefore not completed until 1803.

References: Kapp (MCC-73) #81; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #6.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a sheet of watermarked paper with minor soiling confined to the left blank margin. Issued folding.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/6/2019

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