London: Chapman and Hall, 1869. First edition. Hardcover. Account of the British Admiral Pim's excursions in central America; it includes his observations of the ongoing work on the construction of the Panama Canal, and the Panama Railway. Pim conducted extensive surveys along the coast and sought repeatedly to construct a railway line crossing the isthmus of Panama through Nicaragua for Britain.
Admiral Pim (1826 – 1886), a recognized authority on Central America, was a Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer who assisted in the search for the missing Franklin expedition, and the rescue of Robert McClure.
Uncut foredge, complete with the 6 colored plates called for, and the 2 maps.
8vo, frontispiece, xvi, maps (one folding), 468 pp. Green stamped gilt cloth covers, spine ends slightly rubbed; plates and maps bright and clean. Bookplate of previous owner (J. C. C.) with Chinese design motifs, printed on red paper) at front paste down. OCLC: 651489187 records only one copy at the National Library of Mexico. Very good - condition. Item #25637