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[Balboa claiming the Pacific Ocean for Spain.]
[Balboa claiming the Pacific Ocean for Spain.] [Toma de posesion de la mar del sur.]
[Drawn and lithographed by Vicente Urrabieta Ortiz.]
[Madrid : Lit. J. Donon y Ayguals de Izco, 1849.]
Lithograph with hand colour; rare. Printed area 350 x 445mm (13¾ x 17¾"). Some toning. Cut inside titles.
Vasco Núñez de Balboa (c.1475-1519) crossed the Isthmus of Panama in 1513 and became the first European to reach the Pacific from the New World. From 'Colección de láminas de la Historia de la Marina Real Española. Litografías de los Mejores Artistas Españoles.'
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[Cortez scuttling the Spanish fleet in Mexico, 1519.]
[Cortez scuttling the Spanish fleet in Mexico, 1519.] Emulo de Agatocles: Imitador de Timarco: Digna Copia de Lauria.
Dib y lit.o por Urrabieta. Lit. de Ayguals de Izco.
[Madrid : Lit. J. Donon y Ayguals de Izco, 1849.]
Lithograph with hand colour, rare. Printed area 350 x 445mm (13¾ x 17¾").
Hernán Cortez watching his ships sink, having scuttled his fleet to strand his troops in Mexico, preventing a possible mutiny. The title compares him to three historical figures: Agathocles, tyrant of Syracuse; Timarchus, tyrant of Miletus, and Roger of Lauria (c. 1245 17 January 1305), a Sicilian admiral in the service of Aragon. Drawn and lithographed by Vicente Urrabieta Ortiz for 'Colección de láminas de la Historia de la Marina Real Española. Litografías de los Mejores Artistas Españoles.'
[Ref: 35916]   £380.00  
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