Auction 159, Lot 332

"Atlantic & Pacific Junction. Topographical Map of a Portion of the Isthmus of Darien in Site of Proposed Inter-Oceanic Navigation", Gisborne, Lionel

Subject: Panama

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: The Isthmus of Darien in 1852

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13.8 inches
49 x 35.1 cm

Nice detailed lithographed map showing the site of the proposed canal from Caledonia Bay in the Atlantic to Darien Harbor in the Pacific. Profile of the canal and notes describe the proposed canal, soundings, etc. Published in Lionel Gisborne's "The Isthmus of Darien in 1852: Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans," which documents Gisborne's exploration of northern Columbia, Panama, the Scottish colony of Darien, with observations of social customs, native life, the Panama railway, gold mines, climate, etc.


Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with thin tissue to repair some short fold separations and one small hole at a fold intersection. There is some chalk residue on recto and two binding trims have been replaced with paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 9/14/2016