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Fine early map and view of Portobelo, while the town was under Siege by the British Navy in 1739.

Portobelo is a port city and corregimiento in Portobelo District, Colón Province, Panama.  Established during the Spanish colonial period, it served as a center for Spain's silver trade until the mid 18th century, until it was destroyed by the English during the War of Jenkins Ear.

Homann Heirs Biography

Homann Heirs was a German publishing firm that enjoyed a major place in the European map market throughout the eighteenth century. Founded in 1702 by Johann Baptist Homann, the business passed to his son, Christoph, upon Johann’s death in 1724. Christoph died in 1730, aged only 27, and the firm was inherited by subsequent Homann heirs. This altered the name of the company, which was known as Homann Erben, or Homann heirs. The firm continued in business until 1848.