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Book Number 2005 
Author Lucien N. B. Wyse 
Title Le Canal de Panama 
Date 1886 
Publisher Librairie Hachette 
Place of Publication Paris 
Volume Information  
Cover contemporary ½ calf with marbled boards, spine with 6 densley gilt compartments of raised bands, red morocco label on two and brown morocco label on three. Marbled paste down and free end papers. 
Illustration Title in red and black, contains 90 wood engravings some full page and some intext illustrations, 2 folding maps and 1 folding chart. 
Size Large 4to 
Condition an excellent copy with beautiful illustrations and an attractive binding. 
Pagination P. half-title, printer’s imprint, blank, frontis, title, blank, 1-399, blank, (1), printer’s imprint. 
Translation Info  
Notes An important french overview of various plans to cut the Isthmus of Panama, during which time the attempt under Ferdinand de Lesseps was already well underway (1881-9)(but collapsed in bankruptcy in 1889). The very large fold. col. map of the Panama-Isthmus contains a list of geological features & plates at end. 
Price (US$) 575  
Short Description ; Book Americas Central; Book Europe France 
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