"Plan of the Road and Harbour of Chagre with the Town and Castle [on sheet with] A Draught of the Bahias del Almirante Named by the Buccaniers Bocatoro", Sayer & Bennett
Period: 1779 (published)
Publication: A New and Accurate Chart of the West-India Islands and Coast...
Color: Hand Color
8.8 x 17.5 inches
22.4 x 44.5 cm
This sheet includes maps of two important ports along the Atlantic coast of Panama. The upper map on this sheet depicts a bird's-eye plan of the town and castle of Chagres, located at the mouth of the Chagres River. Details include soundings, shoals, rocks and roads. The lower map shows Almirante Bay, Laguna de Chiriqui, and the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in northwestern Panama. Engraved by Wigell and Creed.
References: Kapp (MCC-73) #85; Shirley (BL Atlases) M.SAY-4a #7-8.
A nice impression on a wide-margined sheet with a large fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark, a few minor creases, and a couple of small stains confined to the far blank margins.