Auction 96, Lot 209

"Portus Acapulco", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1671 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 11.4 inches
35.1 x 29 cm

Early copper engraved view of Acapulco showing the port, city and fort. Acapulco was the American center for Spanish trade across the Pacific. This view incorporates images of natives bringing riches into the city under the direction of their Spanish lords, and the harbor is filled with ships.


Condition: A

A few very tiny foxing spots, but overall very good with a very sharp impression.

Estimate: $275 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2001