Auction 171, Lot 330

"A Map of the Countrey and Citty of Panama", Esquemeling, Alexandre Oliver

Subject: Panama

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: The History of the Buccaneers of America

Color: Black & White

11.1 x 6.7 inches
28.2 x 17 cm

A scarce view of Panama from the buccaneer and surgeon, Alexander Oliver Esquemelin (1645-1707). Esquemeling accompanied the famous Welsh privateer Sir Henry Morgan on his escapades though the Caribbean, and was a first-hand participant in the raids on cities, such as the raid on Panama in 1667. This view illustrates the land with pictorial topography and tiny illustrations of soldiers and battle as well as buildings, with pirate ships in the seas.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark, light toning, and two tiny holes in the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $475

Closed on 2/6/2019