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MORTIER, Pierre (1661-1711). Carte Particuliere de Isthmus ou Darien qui comprend le Golfe de Panama &c. Cartagene, et les Isles aux Environs ... Amsterdam, ca 1700.
MORTIER, Pierre (1661-1711). Carte Particuliere de Isthmus ou Darien qui comprend le Golfe de Panama &c. Cartagene, et les Isles aux Environs ... Amsterdam, ca 1700.

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MORTIER, Pierre (1661-1711). Carte Particuliere de Isthmus ou Darien qui comprend le Golfe de Panama &c. Cartagene, et les Isles aux Environs ... Amsterdam, ca 1700.

Engraved map showing Central America with the Isthmus of Panama, Costa Rica and Carthagena in Columbia, with outline coloring in a contemporary hand, image 610 x 857 mm (628 x 911 mm sheet). Two large inset maps showing details of Carthagena and surroundings, and the coastline around New Edinburgh, five compass roses. (Some minor worming to fold and to margin affecting a few letters, minor splitting along fold.)
A large map of the Isthmus of Panama, showing the short lived Scottish settlement of "New Edinburgh." "The Scottish attempt to plant a colony and trading point on the Isthmus of Panama in 1698-1700 marked a pivotal moment in the relationship between Scotland and the Americas. The scope and ambition of the Darien venture made it the most spectacular of all Scottish attempts to establish an independent settlement in the Americas" (Armitage). From Le Neptune François ou atlas nouveau des cartes marines published by Mortier 1693-1700. Armitage "The Darien Venture," in Scotland and the Americas, 1600 to 1800 (The John Carter Brown Library, 1995), pp. 3-13. Kapp Panama 31; See Koeman M. Mor. 7.

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