Isaac Tirion; 1705-1765.
Born in Utrecht, Tirion started a publishing business in
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
This small city plan (8 ¾" X 7 1/8") was prepared for the
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.
- 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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