Lot 85: Large map of Central America 1850

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Lot 85: Author: Bailey, John Title: Map of Central America Including the States of Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa Rica, the Territories of Belise & Mosquito, with parts of Mexico, Yucatan & New Granada Shewing the Proposed Routes Between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans by way of Tehuantepeque, Nicaragua & Panama Place Published: London Publisher: Published by Trelawney Saunders Date Published: 1850 Description: Engraved map, hand-colored. 65.5x95.5 cm. (25?x37?"), mounted on linen and sectioned for folding into gilt-lettered blindstamped cloth covers, 23.5x13.5 cm (9 ?x5 ?"). Attractive and significant map of Central America as it was becoming a thoroughfare for gold-seekers on their way to California, and schemes for building a canal across the Isthmus were fertile Spine ends of covers chipped, frayed; map very good to near fine. Provenance: Maggs, 12/75. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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