PANAMA ISTHMUS 5 proposed canal/RR routes Nicaragua &c RAPKIN/TALLIS 1851 map
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PANAMA ISTHMUS. 5 proposed canal/RR routes. Nicaragua &c. RAPKIN/TALLIS 1851 map

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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. A Chinese financed inter-oceanic waterway through Nicaragua is currently planned utilising much of the same route, although little progress has apparently been made - 165 years after the map was published. Vignettes: The fort at Chagres; Gold seekers on their way over the cordilleras.

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DATE PRINTED: 1851    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 36.5 x 26.5cm, 14.5 x 10.25 inches (Large)

TYPE: Antique engraved map by J Rapkin, published by John Tallis. Original outline hand colour, decorative border, and attractive inset vignette views

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Blemish in margin. 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

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: "Tallis's Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World, Geographical, Political, Commercial and Statistical", edited by R Montgomery Martin Esq., published by John Tallis and Company, London & New York [Tallis's Illustrated Atlas]

PANAMA ISTHMUS. 5 proposed canal/RR routes. Nicaragua &c. RAPKIN/TALLIS 1851 map
PANAMA ISTHMUS. 5 proposed canal/RR routes. Nicaragua &c. RAPKIN/TALLIS 1851 map

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