Lot 173: Chart of West Coast of Central America 1849

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Lot 173: Author: Imray, James F. Title: Chart of the Western Coast of North America extending from the Gulf of Nicoya to San Blas Compiled chiefly from the Spanish Surveys, the whole much improved from the observations of Captain Beechey R.N. and Commander Belcher R.N. Place Published: London Publisher: Published by James Imray Date Published: 1849 Description: Engraved chart. A blue back chart, but with linen covering the blue paper and lacking linen trim. With 8 insets and 6 coastal views. 65.5x98 cm (25?x38?"). Chart of the west coast of Central America from Cebaco Island in present Panama north to San Blas, an important port for Spanish expeditions departing northward during the latter part of the 18th century and still significant during the California Gold Rush. The insets are of Port Sihuatanijo; Port Acapulco; Port Guatulco; Port San Carlos; Realejo Harbour; Salinas Bay; Port Culebra; and San Blas. Minor creasing a few small soil spots; very good. Provenance: G. Kane, 5/84. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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