Map of Central America including the states of Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa Rica, the territories of Belise & Mosquito, with parts of Mexico, Yucatan & New Granada : shewing the routes between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans by way of Tehuantepeque, Nicaragua & Panama.

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Map shows Central America geography and place names. Includes five "vertical sections of the proposed canals between Lake Nicaragua & the Pacific Ocean," and notes: "Sections of oceanic routes proposed and completed: Section no. 1, surveyed by Dr. Andres Oersted of Copenhagen for the government of Costa Rica 1848. Section no. 2, surveyed by Colonel Childs for the American Atlantic and Pacific Ship Canal Comp'y 1850-51. Section no. 3, proposed by ... the Emperor of the French. Section no. 4, surveyed by Col. Hughes 1849. Section no. 5, surveyed by ... E.G. Squier. For particulars of this route, see 'Notes ... continued below

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1 map : hand col., mounted on linen ; 63 x 92 cm., in covers, 40 x 29 cm.

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Baily, John, fl. 1811-1850 1856.

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Map shows Central America geography and place names. Includes five "vertical sections of the proposed canals between Lake Nicaragua & the Pacific Ocean," and notes: "Sections of oceanic routes proposed and completed: Section no. 1, surveyed by Dr. Andres Oersted of Copenhagen for the government of Costa Rica 1848. Section no. 2, surveyed by Colonel Childs for the American Atlantic and Pacific Ship Canal Comp'y 1850-51. Section no. 3, proposed by ... the Emperor of the French. Section no. 4, surveyed by Col. Hughes 1849. Section no. 5, surveyed by ... E.G. Squier. For particulars of this route, see 'Notes on Central America' by ... E.G. Squier." Caribbean reefs delineated and named. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 1:2,000,000].

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1 map : hand col., mounted on linen ; 63 x 92 cm., in covers, 40 x 29 cm.

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Baily, John, fl. 1811-1850. Map of Central America including the states of Guatemala, Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa Rica, the territories of Belise & Mosquito, with parts of Mexico, Yucatan & New Granada : shewing the routes between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans by way of Tehuantepeque, Nicaragua & Panama., map, 1856; London. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth298822/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.