Auction 178, Lot 251

"Plan of the Harbour of Carthagena. By Don Juan de Herrera", Sayer, Robert

Subject: Cartagena, Colombia

Period: 1788 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 7.3 inches
30.5 x 18.5 cm

This rare chart shows Cartagena Bay oriented with north to the left. There is good detail of the forts and batteries that were used by the Spanish against Admiral Vernon's fleet in the Battle of Cartagena in 1741. Soundings, shoals, and rocks are identified within the bay. The map is credited to Don Juan de Herrera y Sotomayor.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #99(a); cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) M.SAY-4a #4.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a sheet with a partial coat of arms watermark and very light toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/10/2020