Auction 160, Lot 368

"Description de l'Isthme de Darien des Proprietez du Pais et de la Ville de Panama...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Panama

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

16.9 x 14.5 inches
42.9 x 36.8 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 crisp impression on paper with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark and very light toning. A couple of short tears in the blank margins have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/16/2016