A very rare miniature map of the ecclesiastical province of Quito (embracing Ecuador, western Colombia, eastern Panama and a part of Amazonian Brazil), an administrative jurisdiction of the Jesuit Order, issued not along after the Order was revived in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars.
Colour print, 60 x 89 cm (23.6 x 35 inches). Housed in an original illustrated wrappers with a flap (a small hand-written monogram of the previous owner, otherwise in a near-mint unused condition with a minimal stains on the spine of the wrappers).
A very rare miniature map of the southern part of the ecclesiastical province of Mexico, an administrative jurisdiction of the Jesuit Order that included Mexico and most of continental Central America, issued not along after the Order was revived in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars.
The rare Mexico City sheet from the famed ‘Carta de la Republica Mexicana’, the awesomely ambitious, but ultimately unfinished mega-project to map all of Mexico to a scale of 1:100 000, conducted by the Comisión Geográfico-Exploradora; importantly, this sheet was separately issued and is a complete publication in and of itself; one of the seminal maps of the Metropolitan…
The first edition of the first official map of Nicaragua, predicated upon itinerary surveys conducted by Maximilian von Sonnenstern, a German engineer who recently immigrated to the country and who became the father of the modern mapping of Central America; features a highly detailed and broadly accurate rendering of the populated western and southern three-fifths of the country, considered…
Very Rare - a colossal (over 1.5 metres wide!) and exquisitely detailed map of the first serious attempt to construct the Panama Canal, overseen in the 1880s by Ferdinand de Lesseps, the builder of the Suez Canal; by far and away the finest published rendering of the project, it traces the route of the intended channel across the rugged…
A whiteprint issue of an apparently unrecorded official large-format transportation map of Panama made by the engineers of the U.S.-run Panama Canal Zone Government, issued early in World War II, when the canal was of special geostrategic concern; signed as “Approved” by Glen Edgar Edgerton, the Governor of the Canal Zone. Photographically reproduced print from original manuscript (Very…
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