JCB Archive of Early American Images
JCB call number:
F671 M765n / 1-SIZE
Place image published:
plate; following p. 284
Image dimension height:
Image dimension width:
34 cm. [both pages]
Page dimension height:
Page dimension width:
37 cm. [both pages]
View of the harbor at Cartagena, in present-day Colombia. Includes ships, boats, dwellings, fortifications, churches, and chain across the mouth of the harbor.
Montanus, Arnoldus, 1625?-1683
De Nieuwe en onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America
Source place of publication:
By Jacob Meurs Boek-verkooper en Plaet-snyder, op de Kaisars-graf, schuin over de wester-markt, in de stad Meurs
In the late sixteenth century, Cartagena was attacked by both English (Drake, Hawkins) and French (Cote, Baal) pirates/privateers. The Spanish crown responded to these threats in the seventeenth century by building very extensive fortifications. Its defenses were still strong enough in 1741 to withstand the siege made by the English Admiral Edward Vernon.
Acquired in 1847.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Geography, maps, city views and plans
Cartagena (Colombia)--Description and travel