Auction 121, Lot 339

"A Map of the Countrey and Citty of Panama…", Esquemeling, Alexandre Oliver

Subject: Panama

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: The Buccaneers of America

Color: Black & White

11 x 6.8 inches
27.9 x 17.3 cm

A scarce view of Panama from the buccaneer and surgeon, Alexander Oliver Esquemelin (1645-1707). Esquemeling accompanied the famous Welsh privateer Sir Henry Morgan on his escapades though the Caribbean, and was a first-hand participant in the raids on cities, such as the raid on Panama in 1667. This view illustrates the land with pictorial topography and tiny illustrations of soldiers and battle as well as buildings, with pirate ships in the seas.


Condition: B+

Very good with few minor creases and light soil. The binding side margin at left is narrow, but still sufficient for framing.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/26/2007