Lot 232: Wyld map of Central America & isthmuse crossing 1852

PBA Galleries

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Lot 232: Author: Wyld, James Title: Map of Central America, Shewing the Different Lines of Atlantic & Pacific Communication Place Published: London Publisher: Published by James Wyld Date Published: 1852 Description: Engraved map, hand-colored in outline. 59.5x82 cm (23?x32 ?"), backed with linen & sectioned for folding, with original slipcase with publisher's printed paper label; printed leaf with list of Wyld maps, atlases and globes monted on map verso. Informative map useful for planning that trip across Central American on the way to the California gold fields, with inset of the Isthmus of Panama and five sections showing elevations at various places of crossing. Slipcase with some fading and rubbing; map fine or nearly so. Provenance: Maggs, 8/88. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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