Uncommon and attractive view of the port of Lima, with a Dutch fleet under Admiral Hermites unsuccessfully beseiging the Spanish settlement at Lima. Founded by Pizarro in 1535, Lima became the main port and city of Spanish expansion in South America.

Dramatic sea battle

excellent hand colour

Very good condition

Published in America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World, published in London in 1671 by Ogilby

code : M4184

Cartographer : OGILBY John

Date : 1670c

Size : 29*35 cms

availability : Available

Price : £195

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John Ogilby (1600-1676) had a variety of colourful careers (not invariably ending in disaster) before he embarked on a career as a surveyor and cartographer. "Tooley's Dictionary Of Mapmakers" suggests he was a dancing master, poet, translator, historian, printer, publisher, Royal Cosmographer (1671), Master of the King's Revels in Ireland, founder manager and director of Dublin's first theatre and surveyor to the City of London, amongst others.