This is a large, atractive, blue-back nautical chart of the western coast of Central America from Cebaco Island in present Panama north to San Blas, in central part of Mexico. San Blas was a historically important port for Spanish expeditions departing northward from the 18th century to mid 19th century including during the California Gold Rush when this chart was issued. Great deal of detail is provided as to the coastal regions, soundings, topography, rivers, lakes, settlements, etc. Multiple compass roses are shown. There are 8 insets: Port Sihuatanijo, Port Acapulco, Port Guatulco, Port San Carlos, Realejo Harbour, Salinas Bay, Port Culebra; and San Blas. There are also 6 coastal views. Imray's and original seller's label is on verso.
1849 Imray Chart of the Pacific Coast of Mexico to San Blas and Central America
Chart of the Western Coast of North America extending from the Gulf of Nicoya to San Blas Compiled chiefly from the Spanish Surveys, the whole much improved from the observations of Captain Beechey R.N. and Commander Belcher R.N….
Map Maker Specifics
J Imray, 1849, London
25.8 x 38.5 in. plus margins
Good - fair overall. Some toning and scattered light staining. Several chips in upper right and lower right mostly in margin and partly into neat line area. One 0.25 in. diameter hole in lower right in the Pacific Ocean area. Nice clear print. Uncolored. Rolled.