"Carte de l'Isthme de Darien et du Golfe de Panama", Dampier, William (Capt.)
Subject: Panama, Central America
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Black & White
6.2 x 6.2 inches
15.7 x 15.7 cm
This uncommon chart shows the activities of William Dampier and his fellow buccaneers in Central America. It depicts the route of their raid across the inhospitable Isthmus of Darien to the Gulf of Panama where they captured Spanish ships and raided Spanish settlements. Locates Panama [City], Portobello, and several villages. At the top of the chart are two insets: Cote Septentr. De l'Isthme de l'Amerique a l'Ouest de Panama; and Cote Merid de l'Isthme de l'Amerique a l'Ouest de Panama.
References: Kapp (Panama) #39.
Very dark, early impression. Folded as issued.