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Auction 168, Lot 343


"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: Black & White

19.3 x 13.8 inches
49 x 35.1 cm

This nicely detailed lithographed map shows the site of the proposed canal from Caledonia Bay in the Atlantic to Darien Harbor in the Pacific. A profile and notes describe the proposed canal, soundings, etc. The map was 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, and the Scottish colony of Darien, with observations of social customs, native life, the Panama railway, gold mines, climate, etc.


Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning along the folds and some short fold separations, the longest of which have been closed on verso. There is a binding trim at left that extends to the neatline.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 6/6/2018