Catalog Archive
Auction 153, Lot 366

"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: Black & White

17 x 14.6 inches
43.2 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

A dark, crisp impression on watermarked paper with wide margins, minor offsetting, and light printer's ink residue at bottom center.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/20/2015