Auction 171, Lot 329

"Carte du Lac de Nicaragua et de la Riviere St. Juan sur Laquelle on a Marque les Deux Passages Proposes Pour Faire Communiquer l'Ocean a la Mer du Sud",

Subject: Nicaragua

Period: 1791 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Abregee de la Mer du Sud

Color: Black & White

Size:
21.1 x 11.7 inches
53.6 x 29.7 cm

This scarce map depicts the two proposed canal routes through Nicaragua to navigate from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. There is excellent detail of the rivers and topography in the region. This map appeared in the monograph Memoires sur la Possibilite, les Avantages et les Moyens d'Ouvrir un Canal dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, pour Communiquer de la Mer Atlantique, ou du Nord, a la Mer Pacifique, ou du Sud by Martin de la Bastide, which was published in Jean-Benjamin de La Borde's Histoire Abregee de la Mer du Sud.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/6/2019

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