The Isthmus of Darien in 1852. Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

By Gisborne, Lionel

SKU# 17717

$ 85.00

Pp. vi, 238; 1 (of 4) folding hand-colored maps.  Publisher’s original blind-stamped and decorated green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, 8vo.  This volume presents the author’s travels in northern Columbia, Panama, and Darien.  Gisborne the native Indian life and social customs as well the topography, forests, gold mines and construction of the Panama railroad.  See also Sabin 27152.  Oval institutional blind stamp on the edge of the folding color map frontispiece.  Offered at a reduced price due to the three missing maps.

Publisher Saunders and Stanford
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1853
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description A few marginal tears (repaired) to the inner flap of the folding map, the rear endpaper has a small portion of the bottom margin cut away; the green cloth binding shows almost no wear, the text pages are bright and clean with just a touch of foxing to the last page and to the title page and contents page; a tight copy in very good condition.
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