52. [MAP]. PALMER, W. R. & L. D. Williams. Map of Central America.... New York: J. Bien for U.S. Coast Survey, 1856. Lithographed map with original outline coloring. 109 x 101.5 cm (43 x 40-3/4 inches. Folded into original 8vo brown cloth folder. Very good.
This map was published when there was an interest in the advantages to be gained by an inter-ocean link built across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, west of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Handsome, detailed map of Central America, with historical notes and insets of the Bay of Fonseca, the port of San Juan, and an area map from Nicaragua to Fonseca. The map includes Florida, the Texas coast, and the Gulf of Mexico. ($100-200)
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