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Auction 161, Lot 408

"A Map of the Countrey and Citty of Panama...", Esquemeling, Alexandre Oliver

Subject: Panama

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Buccaneers of America...

Color: Black & White

11.1 x 6.8 inches
28.2 x 17.3 cm
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A scarce view of Panama from the buccaneer and surgeon, Alexander Oliver Esquemelin (1645-1707). Esquemeling accompanied the famous Welsh privateer Sir Henry Morgan on his escapades though the Caribbean, and was a first-hand participant in the raids on cities, such as the raid on Panama in 1667. This view illustrates the land with pictorial topography and tiny illustrations of soldiers and battle as well as buildings, with pirate ships in the seas.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on paper with a large coat of arms watermark, now flattened. There are archival repairs to a fold separation at bottom left and an adjacent tear that enters 1.5" into image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/8/2017