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Auction 168, Lot 735

"Central America Early Maps Up to 1860", Kapp, Kit S.

Subject: References

Period: 1974 (published)


Color: Black & White

7.3 x 9.8 inches
18.5 x 24.9 cm

This in-depth reference combines Captain Kit S. Kapp's Map Collector's Circle #103 and #106 into one handy volume, complete with preface, introduction, chronology of Central American history, and 28 black & white illustrations culled from the author's own collection. Kapp was an authority on the region whose work benefited from first-hand explorations in the region. Illustrated paper covers, 64 pp. of text.

Captain Kit S. Kapp was a ship captain who explored the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America. Kapp collected many things during his lifetime, and his favorite collection was of antique maps. He eventually turned his map collection into a business, buying and selling maps all over the world. Kapp's love of maps also led him to become a cartographer and he published 8 sailing charts of the waters around Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and the British Virgin Islands. To read the full story of Captain Kapp's life, please read the article from our January 2015 newsletter.


Condition: A

Contents tight. Covers have the slightest bit of shelf wear.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/6/2018