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Auction 174, Lot 280

"Acapulco", Van der Schley, Jacob

Subject: Acapulco, Mexico

Period: 1762 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.9 inches
33 x 22.6 cm
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This rare bird's-eye view of Acapulco and its bay gives a nice rendering of the town, Fort St. Diego, and the neighboring Puerto Marques Bay. A lettered key identifies each location. Ships fill the harbor, with others at sea as far out as the horizon.


Condition: A

A sharp impression, issued folding, now flattened with a faint stain at top right.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/11/2019