WAFER, LIONEL. 16401705.
A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America. Giving an Account of the Author's Abode there. London: James Knapton, 1704.
, 283, , [1 ad] pp. Frontispiece folding map and 3 folding plates. 8vo (186 x 111 mm). 19th century half morocco, spine with red morocco lettering pieces. Scattered minor shaving, 2 plates with repaired tears, binding scuffed at edges.
SECOND EDITION of this early and informative book on Panama, with the map. Wafer was a surgeon and gained his extensive knowledge of the native inhabitants at first hand. Sabin 100940.
Acquisition: purchased from Maggs Bros., 1993, $1,100.
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