Topographical Map of a portion of the Isthmus of Darienin site of Proposed Inter-Oceanic Navigation, August, 1852.
[Baltimore: A Hoen & Co., 1852.]
Wood-engraved map. Printed border 355 x 490mm, 14 x 19¼". Trimmed to border bottom right for binding. Folds slightly browned and cracked.
From Lionel Gisbourn's 'The Isthmus of Darien in 1852: Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans'. Gisbourne, a British engineer, attempted to survey the Darien Isthmus in order to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific, which was eventually built further north at Panama.
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