Auction 103, Lot 215

"Descripcion del Audiencia de Panama", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Subject: Central America

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Historia general de los hechos de los Castellanos

Color: Black & White

8.7 x 6.7 inches
22.1 x 17 cm

Antonio de Herrera Y Tordelisllas was the official historian to the King of Spain. He compiled a history of the Spanish conquests in the Americas that included this map of the Audiencia of Panama. This simple outline map shows the strategically important Isthmus of Panama, across which Inca treasure was carried from the city of Panama to the fortress at Nombre de Dios. The lack of detail is in keeping with the official policy of protecting Spanish knowledge in the New World.


Condition: B

Very wide margins with a bit of worming well away from map. Some offsetting.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/11/2003