BOLIVIA, SPANISH COLONIAL, late 17th c., bronze ship's signal cannon, 90x79mm, transverse ribs, match hole, from the wreck of the Isla de Muerte, sunk off the coast of Ecuador when it was part of the Viceroyalty of Potosi.  This was used by ships coming into port at night to let them know they were coming in. Ex-Christie‚Äôs auction, aVF 720.00 sold
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