NICARAGUA: Past, Present and Future; A Description of Its Inhabitants, Customs, Mines, Minerals, Early History, Modern Filibusterism, Proposed Inter-Oceanic Canal and Manifest Destiny.

Philadelphia: John E. Potter, 1859. First edition. Hardcover. Small octavo (standard size). In original green pebbled boards. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Corners bumped. Gilt on spine is worn off. Original brown endpapers. Slight foxing to edges of textblock. 372 p. w/ folded hand colored map of Nicaragua opposite title page. The map has very few tears - one at the edge of a fold and another longer one near the hinge, neither affcting the map. A survey of the history, geography, culture, people, and future prospects of Nicaragua by a former US vice consul for that country. Stout jumps around a bit, but has great hopes for the country and great hopes for San Francisco to become the "Constantinople of the West", where he sees Asia and the Middle East meeting the Americas. Stout also gives a chapter length positive discussion of a possible canal between the oceans thru Nicaragua. Very good. Item #18721

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