Auction 122, Lot 367

"Bird's Eye View of Panama canal and Map of Panama",

Subject: Panama Canal

Period: 1922 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
23.5 x 17.5 inches
59.7 x 44.5 cm

This rare pocket map was published in Panama. The full color Art Nouveau cover (4.5" x 9") features a chromozylograph of a freighter traversing the canal at the Culebra Cut. The back cover has the Seal of the Canal Zone Isthmus of Panama with the motto "The Land Divided the World United." The colorful folding map shows the canal in great detail and in partial birds-eye prospective. Above the map is matching profile of the canal color coded to show the excavations of the French and the U.S. Below is a map of Panama which includes part of Costa Rica and Columbia. At upper left is a fine rendering of the handsome seal of Panama with the motto "Pro Mundi Beneficio." On the verso are ten photographs and text describing the canal and interesting places in Panama, including a fine image of the U.S.S. Tennessee moving through the Gatun Locks. The Tennessee was commissioned in 1921 and steamed through the canal in June of 1921 on its way to its home port of San Pedro, California. A scarce issue. Published by I.L. Maduro, Jr., Panama.

References:

Condition: A+

A fine example with just a few short edge tears on cover and a short split a spines head.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2007

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