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Scarce antique plan or chart of Cartagena, Colombia
Tirion, Isaac
$250.00Tirion--IsaacScarce-antique-plan-or-chart-of-Cartagena--ColombiaDetailed antique harbor plan or chart of the bay and surrounding area near <b>Cartagena</b> (Carthagena) Columbia. At left of this fine map is shown the the small walled village of Carthagena. Most place names and features are in Spanish, including <b>Tierra Bomba</b>, Fort de Manzanillo, Castillo Grande, Fort de San Yago, Castillo de San Luiz, and near the village, Fort de San Felipe de Baraxas. The pass into the bay near the village of Cartagena was impassable even at that time as it is marked "Boca Cerrada". <br></br> The city, a major port, was founded in 1533, and named after Cartagena, Spain, which in turn was named after Carthage in Tunisia. Settlement in the region around Cartagena Bay by various indigenous people dates back to 4000 BC. During the Spanish colonial period Cartagena served a key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire. <br></br> Isaac Tirion (d. 1769) was an Amsterdam publisher. This plan of Cartagena, Colombia was published I Tirion's ' Nieuwe en beknopte handatlas' ca. 1765.