Auction 169, Lot 331

"Carte de l'Isthme de Panama et des Provinces de Veragua Terra Ferme et Darien pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Panama

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.6 x 7.7 inches
29.5 x 19.6 cm

An attractive, small map featuring good detail of Panama many years before the creation of the Canal and Lake Bayano. Numerous place names including S. Yago on the Azuevo Peninsula, Portobelo, Se. Marie, Panama, etc. Extends to include the Gulf of Darien. Adorned with a delicate title cartouche. This map was published in Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles' influential collection of travel narratives, L'Histoire Generale des Voyages.

References: Kapp (MCC-73) #74.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a slightly narrow right side margin, and a short edge tear that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018