"A Map of the Countrey and Citty of Panama", Esquemeling, Alexandre Oliver
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.
Issued folding on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark, light toning, and two tiny holes in the blank margins.