"Carte de l Isthme de Darien et du Golfe de Panama", Wafer, Lionel
Period: 1715 (circa)
Publication: Nouveau Voyage Autour du Monde...
Color: Black & White
6.1 x 6.1 inches
15.5 x 15.5 cm
This uncommon chart shows the activities of William Dampier and his fellow buccaneers in Central America. It depicts the route of their raid across the inhospitable Isthmus of Darien to the Gulf of Panama where they captured Spanish ships and raided Spanish settlements. Locates Panama [City], Portobello, and several villages. At the top of the chart are two insets: Cote Septentr. De l'Isthme de l'Amerique a l'Ouest de Panama; and Cote Merid de l'Isthme de l'Amerique a l'Ouest de Panama. Published in Guillaume Dampier's Nouveau Voyage Autour du Monde.
References: Kapp (MCC-73) #39.
Issued folding with faint scattered foxing, a short fold separation that has been archivally repaired on verso, and a narrow left margin.