Auction 151, Lot 350

"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...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Panama

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique...

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 14.6 inches
42.9 x 37.1 cm

This 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 (MCC-73) #41.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with a small abrasion near the center of the image that has been archivally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014