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Auction 182, Lot 414

"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: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a couple small spots. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/28/2021