Original vintage hand colored MAP OF MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE WEST INDIES Engraved To Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography. There is an insert at the top of the page with The Isthmus or Tehuantepec Showing the Proposed Route from the Gulf Of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. There is also an insert on the bottom left of The Isthmus or Nicaragua showing the Proposed Routes from The Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
The West Indies comprise the Great Antilles, the Little Antilles, the Bahama Islands, and the Caribbee Islands. The Great Antilles are Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, and Porto Rico. The Little Antilles lie along the coast of Venezuela of these Curacao and margarita are the largest. The Bahamas Islands lie north of Cuba and Haiti, comprising Abaco, Elenthera, Guanafiani, and others. The Caribbee (Caribbean) Islands extend from Porto Rico (Puerto Rico) to Trinidad, including the latter.
The reverse side of the map is blank. Has minor foxing due to age. This 150+ year old antique map would look marvelous matted and framed. 1856 original hand colored print.
Approximate page size is 9 x 11.5 inches.