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Auction 161, Lot 411

"Carte de l'Isthme de Panama", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Central Panama

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Hand Color

12.2 x 8.7 inches
31 x 22.1 cm

An attractive, small map featuring good detail of central Panama many years before the creation of the Canal. Numerous place names including Panama, Portobelo, Chagres, etc. Adorned with a delicate title cartouche. This map only appeared in Bellin's Petit Atlas Maritime, and is therefore much less common than his other maps of Panama.

References: Kapp (MCC-73) #80-2.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example on watermarked paper with wide margins and minor foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/8/2017