Auction 139, Lot 303

"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 x 6.3 inches
15.2 x 16 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.

Condition: A

There are a few tiny spots in the image, else fine. Binding trim at lower right and issued folding.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/15/2012