Auction 154, Lot 313

Scarce Spanish Map of the Northern Coast of Panama

"Carta Esferica de Parte de la Costa del Darien del Norte con las Islas Mulatas que la Hacen Frente desde la de Pinos Hasta la Punta Sn. Blas del Golfo del Mismo Nombre...", Direccion de Hidrografia

Subject: Northern Panama

Period: 1817 (dated)


Color: Black & White

38 x 23.7 inches
96.5 x 60.2 cm

This scarce Spanish chart depicts the northern coastline of Panama from El Porvenir to the Isla de Pinos. The coastal waters are well delineated with soundings, rocks, shoals, and numerous tiny islands. The map is attributed to Joaquin Francisco Fidalgo, who was commissioned by the Spanish Armada to study the coastal areas of the Caribbean. Drawn by J. Morata and engraved by S. Damiano, with the engraved seal of the Direccion de Hidrografia at bottom left. Spanish sea charts are rare on the market. Dissected and mounted on blue linen.


Condition: B+

Very minor soiling with a faint stain at top right.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/16/2015