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Auction 174, Lot 290

"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
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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.

Condition: A

Issued folding on a bright sheet with a few minor spots.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 9/11/2019