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Auction 123, Lot 368

"Description de l'Isthme de Darien des Proprietez du Pais et de la Ville de Panama; a la Quelle on a Joint une Description Curieuse des Diverses Plantes, Oiseaux, Poissons les plus Rares qui se Trouvent dans la Nouvelle Holland.", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Panama

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 14.5 inches
42.7 x 36.8 cm

Very handsome double-page sheet has three small maps covering the Isthmus of Darien and the Gulf of Panama. The maps are flanked on two sides by explanatory text in French. This example is illustrated with seven panels of finely engraved examples of the region's flora and fauna, including fish, birds and plant life. The larger of the three maps, Carte de L'Isthme de Darien et du Golfe de Panama shows the route of the author and includes a compass rose.

References: Kapp, K.S. (Panama) #41.

Condition: A

The centerfold has been reinforced with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/20/2008