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Auction 168, Lot 344

"The Isthmus of Darien - Sketches on the Panama Railway",

Subject: Panama

Period: 1877 (dated)

Publication: The Graphic

Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 13.1 inches
53.1 x 33.3 cm
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The Panama Canal railway was built by American investors between 1850-55, and was integral in the building of the canal years later (commencing in 1881). This double-page sheet includes a map of Panama showing the location of the railway between Chagres and Panama City, as well as over a dozen lush, inviting views along the railway. The Atlantic and Pacific terminus stations are shown along with a number of cities along the route. Published March 17, 1877. The Graphic was a British weekly illustrated newspaper published between 1869-1932.


Condition: B+

Clean and bright with two short tears along the centerfold that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 6/6/2018