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Auction 151, Lot 395

"South America [Gulf of Darien to Los Roques]", Imray, James

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1883 (dated)


Color: Black & White

54 x 41 inches
137.2 x 104.1 cm

This large blue-backed sea chart is on two joined sheets and spans the northern coast of South America from the Gulf of Darien near the Panama-Colombia border to Caracas, Venezuela. There is little inland detail, but place names and topographical detail appear along the coast. The emphasis is on hydrographical information, of which there is plenty, including islands, soundings, compasses, bottom types, lighthouses (marked with red and yellow), notes, and more. Eleven insets zoom in on various locales along the stretch of coast: Boca Chica (Cartagena), Cartagena, Santa Marta, Puerto Cabello, Savanilla, Bahia Honda, Cispata, Guayra, Turiamo, Tucacas, and Sta. Ana Harbour (Curacao). A note of explanation beneath the title provides a key to the various abbreviations, with an additional message that reads, "The Publishers respectfully request communications that may tend to the improvement of this or any of their works."


Condition: B+

A dark impression featuring original color (red and yellow) on lighthouses. There is light toning and soiling. Original brown ribbon trim is in very good condition.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/19/2014