PANAMA ISTHMUS 5 proposed canal/Rail routes Nicaragua TALLIS/RAPKIN 1849 map
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PANAMA ISTHMUS. 5 proposed canal/Rail routes. Nicaragua.TALLIS/RAPKIN, 1849 map

Price: £142.99

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Isthmus of Panama'

The map indicates, in pink, five routes for "proposed railway and canal communications" connecting the Atlantic/Caribbean & Pacific oceans. Two of the proposed routes pass through Panama; two through Nicaragua, and one through present day Venezuela. The Venezuela route connects the Gulf of Darien to the Pacific mainly using existing rivers. One of the two Panama routes is close to the existing Panama Canal which was eventually opened in 1914; the other Panama route connects the Gulf of St Blas to the Bay of Panama utilising Rio Chepo. The proposed Nicaragua routes both use Lake Nicaragua, the Mosquito River & Rio San Juan. At the time of writing, construction is scheduled to start in 2016 on a Chinese financed inter-oceanic waterway through Nicaragua, utilising much of the same route - 167 years after the map was published. Vignettes: The fort at Chagre; Gold seekers on their way over the cordilleras.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1849    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 26.5 x 34.5cm, 10.25 x 13.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique steel engraved print with decorative border

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this map than that which is offered for sale. The map you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Map drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin; vignette illustrations drawn by H Warren & engraved by J Wrightson. Published by John Tallis & Co

PROVENANCE: "The British Colonies' their history, extent, condition and resources", by Montgomery Martin Esq. Published by John Tallis & Company, London & New York

PANAMA ISTHMUS. 5 proposed canal/Rail routes. Nicaragua.TALLIS/RAPKIN, 1849 map
PANAMA ISTHMUS. 5 proposed canal/Rail routes. Nicaragua.TALLIS/RAPKIN, 1849 map

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