Auction 112, Lot 318

"Atlantic & Pacific Junction. Topographical Map of the portion of the Isthmus of Darien in site of Proposed Inter-Oceanic Navigation, August, 1852", Gisborne, Lionel

Subject: Panama

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: The Isthmus of Darien…

Color: Black & White

19.2 x 13.8 inches
48.8 x 35.1 cm

Nice detailed lithographed map showing the site of the proposed canal from Caledonia Bay in the Atlantic to Darien Harbor in the Pacific. Profile of the canal and notes describe the proposed canal, soundings, etc. Published in Lionel Gisborne's "The Isthmus of Darien in 1852: Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans," which documents Gisborne's exploration of northern Columbia, Panama, the Scottish colony of Darien, with observations of social customs, native life, the Panama railway, gold mines, climate, etc.


Condition: B

Erased heavy pencil marks, a little toning along one fold and short binding trim tear repaired on verso.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/28/2005