De Stad Vera Cruz in Nieuw Spanie: Volgens de Spaniche Astekening. - #2258


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DATE: 1769

MAP MAKER: Isaac Tirion

SIZE: 8 3/4" X 7 1/8"

PRICE: $175.00

 

Isaac Tirion; 1705-1765.

Born in Utrecht, Tirion started a publishing business in Amsterdam.
He became mostly known for his works on dutch towns and provinces (see his 1739 Atlas of the dutch provinces, edited till 1557).
He also made good use of renown cartographers maps (in particular by G Delisle, and Thomas Jefferys) in his successful 1740 "Nieuwe en beknopte handatlas", a small format world atlas re-edited 6 times till 1784.

De Stad Vera Cruz in Nieuw Spanie: Volgens de Spaniche Astekening.

This small city plan (8 " X 7 1/8") was prepared for the 1740 handatlas.
The present item seems to have been printed for a 1769 issue of said pocket book.
It shows a very deep knowledge of the layout of the town. Notice:
- the wharf and its customs house
- the city walls, the two forts defending the anchorage and the powder storage.
- the huge Inquisition building
- the great number of churches and cloisters.
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