Costa Rica

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1079Coming Soon!DetailsHerrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de1622
Scarce 1622 map of Central America including Costa Rica
Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de
1622
$575.00Herrera-y-Tordesillas--Antonio-deScarce-1622-map-of-Central-America-including-Costa-RicaScarce map of the "Audiencia" or province of "Guatimala", then comprised of southern Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, <b>Costa Rica</b>,; and Belize. By Spanish court historian <b>Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas</b> (1549-1625) in his history of America "Novus Orbis, sive Descrptio Indiae Occidentalis." <br></br> Some of the locations noted on the map include: the Gulf of Fonseca, San Miguel, San Salvador, Santiago de Guatemala, Chiapa de Corzo, Soconusco, the Gulf of Honduras, Puerto Cortes (Puerto de Caballos); Trujillo; and the islands of Coiba and Cébaco, Panama. <br></br> In Costa Rica, Herrera y Tordesillas identifies among other features: Nicoya, Isla de Chira, Cartago (16 mi. east of San Jose), and El Castillo (near the Arenal volcano). <br></br> Simple outline map with greater emphasis on identifying rivers, near offshore islands, and coastal features. The lack of any great detail on this map reflects the official policy of protecting Spanish knowledge of the New World. <br></br> Plate number 6. Uncolored.
1345Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1929
Antique Nautical Chart of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Equador
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1929
$225.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Nautical-Chart-of-Costa-Rica--Panama--Colombia-and-EquadorLarge, graphically striking, antique engraved British Admiralty sea chart of the Pacific coast extending from the Gulf of Dulce, Costa Rica, through all of Panama, and down the west coast of Colombia and Equador. The beauty of this chart lies in the extensive and bold engraving of mountain ranges and other topographical details. <br></br> Numerous lighthouses are picked out with red or yellow highlights. Last corrections made in manuscript with red ink. <br></br> First published by the Admiralty from London in August 1903 under the superintendence of Royal Navy Hydorgrapher Rear Admiral Wharton. This very attractive edition of the scarce Admiralty chart was printed with last corrections to 1929. <br></br> Sold by J.D. Potter Agent for The Admiralty.