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  AMERICA 
 Central America 

WYLD, James. [Antique map of the Central American crossings]
Map of Central America Shewing the Different Lines of Atlantic & Pacific Communication. London: James Wyld, 1850. Original colour. Lithographic map, sheet 600 x 810mm. Trimmed on left, binding folds.
Antique Map of Central America from Vera Cruz in Mexico south to the Gulf of Darien, showing the possible crossings of the isthmus, including Tehuantepic and Panama. An inset map shows the geology of the Panama route, and four sections display the altitudes of the routes.
[Ref: 12409]    £800.00 ($1,048 • €899 rates)


BARNARD, J.G. et al. [The Tehuantepec Isthmus surveys of the 1850s]
[Eight maps from the survey to create a trade route across the Tehuantepec Isthmus.] Plan of that part of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec between the Jaltepec River and the Pacific Plains; Embracing all of the Engineering difficulties... [&] Chart of the Entrance and Channel of the Boca-Barra... [&] Mouth of the Coatzacoalcos River... [&] Map of the Coatzacoalcos River... [&] Map of the River Uspanapa... [&] Sketch of the Mouth of the Coatzacoalcos River... [&] Charts of the Ports of Laventosa & Salina Cruz... [&] Map of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec embracing all Surveys of the Engineering & Hydrographic Parties and Shewing the Proposed route of the Tehuantepec Rail Road... New York & New Orleans: the Tehuantepec Rail Road Company, 1847-1851. Eight engraved & lithographic maps, dissected and laid on linen, with the labels of French mapseller Andriveau-Goujon, with cloth gilt slipcase. Some spotting, some old manuscript.
A series of maps of Mexico created during an attempt to create a trade route by canal and railroad across the Mexican Isthmus of Tehuantepec, linking the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific, half a century before the Panama Canal. The rights to build a canal and railroad here were sold by Mexican President Santa Anna, and passed through the hands of a British bank before becoming the property of Peter A. Hargous and the Tehuantepec Rail Road Company of New Orleans in 1849. After funding surveys and buying land, the project failed because of disagreements between the Mexican and U.S. governments. Hargous sold his stock, reporting losses of $5 million. The government of Panama proved to be more amenable to American companies.
[Ref: 12388]    £2,000.00 ($2,620 • €2,248 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Panama with vignettes]
Isthmus of Panama. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 265 x 335mm.
Map of Panama, with the proposed Panama Canal marked, fifty years before it opened. It was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of the Fort at Chagre and 'Gold Seekers'.
[Ref: 16130]    £150.00 ($197 • €169 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Central America with vignettes]
Central America. London, John Tallis & Co, c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 335mm.
Map of Central America, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced, with an ornate border and three decorative vignette views of The Antigua, Belize and the Volcano of Isalco.
[Ref: 16158]    £110.00 ($144 • €124 rates)


Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [Central America]
Central America. I. Including Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala, Salvador. Honduras, Nicaragua and the Southern States of Mexico. London, Chas Knight, 1852. Original outline colur. 320 x 400mm.
Map of Central America published under the superintendence of the Society for the Duffulsion of Useful Knowledge.
[Ref: 17162]    £100.00 ($131 • €112 rates)


FULLARTON, Archibald. [Central America]
Central America, Namely The (Late) Confederate States of Central America; The Mexican States Chiapa, Tabasco & Yucatan; And British Honduras. According to Squier, Keipert &c. London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original colour. 430 x 520mm.
A detailed map of Central America from the Yucatan regions. Centered on Honduras and El Salvador. Published for 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas', 1872.
[Ref: 16267]    £140.00 ($183 • €157 rates)


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