Auction 108, Lot 241

"Nova Isthmi Americani, qui et Panamiensis item Dariensis, Tabula in qua Urbes Porto Bello, Panama et Carthagena…", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: Panama

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor Sive Geographia Compendios…

Color: Hand Color

21 x 16 inches
53.3 x 40.6 cm

An early edition of this important map of Panama extending from Honduras to Colombia and as far as Jamaica. The map details the major ports along the route of the Spanish treasure ships to and from Carthagena and Portobello, both shown as fortified cities. This map was issued separately and as part of a large 6-part map. This is the separately issued state as it contains its own title cartouche. Further this map is without the course of the treasure fleet, indicating an earlier edition. The earliest know advertisements to sell this map date to May, 1740, however the partnership of Josua and Reiner began in 1725.

References: Phillips (A) #522 Vol. 2. #205; Kapp (MCC-73) #36.

Condition: B

Crisp, dark impression with original coloring with wide margins. Very lightly toned, less so along centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/29/2004