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Auction 101, Lot 214

"An Exact Draught of the Gulf of Darien & the Coast to Porto Bello with Panama In the South Sea & the Scotch Settlement in Calledonia", Mount & Page

Subject: Central America - Panama

Period: 1755 (circa)


Color: Black & White

21.2 x 17 inches
53.8 x 43.2 cm

Large sea and coastal chart has good detail along the coast including anchorages, rocks, shoals, etc. Locates Panama and Fort Granada. Filled with rhumb lines and a large compass rose. Numerous fascinating notations locating gold mines, fresh water, a river that runs into the bowels of the country, and many others. Large centrally located inset showing the ill-fated "Scotch Settlement in Calledonia" in a rococo-style cartouche.


Condition: B

On full sheet of hand laid paper. A few spots, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/4/2002