Lot 202: Large folding map of Central America 1856

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Lot 202: Author: Palmer, W.R. Title: Map of Central America. Compiled from materials furnished by the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of the U.S. Executed at the Office of the U.S. Coast Survey, A.D. Bache, Suptd. under the special direction of Captain W.R. Palmer U.S. Topl. Engrs. Assist in charge adm. March 1856 Place Published: New York Publisher: Lith. by J. Bien Date Published: 1856 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored in outline. 110x99 cm (43 ?x39"), folding into gilt-lettered blindstamped cloth covers 23.3x14.5 cm (9 ?x5?"). Large and detailed map executed at a time that the various lines of passage through Central America were becoming ever more frequent as California became a more integral part of the Union. The map extends from the Southeast United States to Panama, including all of the Gulf of Mexico and part of the Caribbean. There are three insets, of the Bay of Fonseca; Part of San Juan de Nicaragua; and Nicaragua from San Juan Fonseca Bay. Included on the map are a number of descriptive and historical notes on the map. Some browning to the map, particularly along folds, a few splits and nicks; very good. Provenance: Tuttle, in AB, 6/83. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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