Mortier, Pierre

Carte particuliere de Isthmus, ou Darien, qui comprend le Golfe de Panama &c. Cartagene, et les isles aux environs. Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier [ca. 1698].

map size: 61 x 85 cm.

The emphasis of this map is on two points, the Gulf of Darien and the harbor of Cartagena, both of which are included in detailed insets. The Darien map clearly represents developments of the 1698-99 period when the Scottish colony at New Edinburgh or New Caledonia was being attempted. Soundings, location of the fort, and ships in the harbor all indicate Scottish presence. Mortier's ability to acquire this information during the brief life of the Scottish colony may have been due to his brother's residence in London during these years. Beyond the two localities thus highlighted, the map extends from sixty-six degrees on the east to eighty on the west, with good detail of coastal areas.

Catalog record and call number: TC Wilson Library Bell 1698 mMo Non-Circulating