Auction 178, Lot 250

"Plan de la Ville de Carthagene des Indes...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1752 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages...

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 7.4 inches
32.3 x 18.8 cm

This detailed bird's-eye plan depicts the important port city of Cartagena. Lettered and numbered keys identify 52 places and buildings within the city. A compass rose orients north to the bottom left. The map is adorned with a rococo title cartouche at bottom left.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #88.

Condition: A

Issued folding with very minor foxing and a short binding tear in the left blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $155

Closed on 6/10/2020