Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 255

"Isthmus of Panama", Tallis, John

Subject: Central America

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication: Illustrated Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13 x 9.5 inches
33 x 24.1 cm

Lovely steel-engraved map of the region from Nicaragua through Panama. Three proposed railway/canals are shown; two in Panama, and another in Nicaragua. Two steel engraved vignettes; The Fort at Chagres and Gold Seekers on their way over the Cordilleras. Surrounded in a decorative border.


Condition: B

Mild centerfold toning, two minor marginal tears just touching neatline. Loss of one corner, not affecting image.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/5/2003