Tirion, Isaac
1769

Veracruz, Mexico

De Reed en Haven van Vera Cruz

DESCRIPTION: Original antique chart of Veracruz, Mexico. Prominently features the walled city of Vera Cruz with the fortress (Kafteel) of San Juan de Ulua across a narrow channel. Includes Green Island ( Groen Eiland ) , White Island, Offerhanden Island, Blanquilla Island, Rivier Medello, Cape Gorda, Cape Hornos, Cape Mocamba, and Cape d'Anton Lizardo. Hydrographic features include numerous soundings and sandbanks.

It was on the island of San Juan de Ulúa that Spanish captain Juan de Grijalva first arrived in 1518, along with conquistador and author Bernal Díaz del Castillo ("The True History of the Conquest of New Spain"). That island was also the scene of a battle in 1569 between the Spanish Navy and a fleet led by John Hawkins that included Francis Drake. The treachery that the English perceived on the part of Spain at that battle helped to fuel antagonism between the two powers for many decades.

Published in 1769 from Amsterdam by Isaac Tirion (1705 - 1765) in his "Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika" or "Modern History".

CREATOR: Tirion, Isaac

PUBLICATION DATE: 1769

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Mexico

BODY OF WATER: Bay of Campeche

CONDITION: Good  Hand-colored. On watermarked chain-laid paper. 3 vertical folds, flattened.

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SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $165

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