"Grondteekening van de Baai en Stad van Porto Bello...", Van der Schley, Jacob
Subject: Portobelo, Panama
Period: 1736 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12.4 x 7 inches
31.5 x 17.8 cm
This attractive chart shows Portobelo, the important Spanish port city on the northern coast of Panama. Numerous soundings are located, and a key at leftt identifies important locations. The chart is surrounded by a boldly engraved border. This is a rare, early Dutch edition of a map that later was popularized by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in various editions of Histoire Generale des Voyages.
References: Kapp (MCC-73) #49.
Issued folding on a bright sheet with a few minor spots.