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£50 Panama by Tallis c.1851 Ref: 5031
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34x25 cm

ISTHMUS OF PANAMA.
The Illustrations by H.Warren, & Engraved by J.Wrightson.
The Map Drawn and Engraved by J.Rapkin
JOHN TALLIS & COMPANY, LONDON & NEW YORK.

This series of finely engraved and decorative maps were first published in parts from the end of the 1840's and issued as a complete work, The Illustrated Atlas, and Modern History of the World... in 1851. The work was published several times until about 1865, the maps were then used by Montgomery Martin, the author of the text for The Illustrated Atlas, in his British Colonies from 1854. The maps were later used with vignettes erased from the plate, in geographical dictionaries and encyclopaedia until about 1880

The construction of the Panama Railway began in 1850 just before publication of this map and the proposed railway is marked on the map and highlighted in red. The railway became a vital trade link and 50 years later the canal route was constructed alongside.

Centrefold. Original hand colour.

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