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Scarce map of Central America, illustrating a proposed Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, prepared to illustrate the Report of Rear Admiral Charles Henry Davis.

Finely executed map of a prospective route for the Panama Canal, between Chepillo Island and the Chepo River on the Pacific Side of the Isthmus to the Gulf of San Blas (Guna Yala) on the Caribbean side, utilizing a 7 mile tunnel from and 4 mile Canal to the northern section of the transit.

This is one of a number of proposed crossing studied by the Americans and the French in the 19th Century, prior to the construction of the Panama Canal in its present location, roughly 15 miles to the west on the Pacific side.

Full Title:
No.VII. Map and profile of the route for the construction of a ship canal between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. A.McDouglas ... C.A. Sweet ... J.E. Forman ... N. Rude. 1864. Surveyed by order of Frederick M. Kelley, Cyrus Butler, Luker T. Merrill. Bowen & Co. Lith. Philada. "To accompany Report of Rear Admiral C.H. Davis, U.S.N., ordered by resolution of the Senate of the United States of March 19th. 1866