A Map of the Isthmus of Panama
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Delineating proposed railway and canal communications, as well as illustrating gold seekers trekking over the Cordilleras and the fort at Chagres. J. RAPKIN.
Map. New York: J. & F. Tallis, from The Illustrated Atlas
. ca. 1850-51. With Illustrations by H Warren & Engraved By J. Wrightson.Sheet measures 14.5 x 10.75"; image 13 x 9.75".
The Panama Railway opened in 1855, providing the infrastructure that would determine the location of the future canal, which began construction in 1880.