Auction 141, Lot 299

"Carte de l'Isthme de Panama et des Provinces de Veragua Terre Ferme et Darien…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Panama

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.25 x 7.75 inches
28.6 x 19.7 cm

An attractive, small map featuring good detail of Panama many years before the creation of the Canal and Lake Bayano. Numerous place names including S. Yago on the Azuevo Peninsula, Portobelo, Se. Marie, Panama, etc. Extends to include the Gulf of Darien. Adorned with a delicate title cartouche. This map was published in Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, L'Histoire Generale des Voyages.

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Condition: B+

A faint damp stain at left with two minor printer's creases.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/5/2012

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