THE ISTHMUS OF TEHUANTEPEC: BEING THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY FOR A RAILROAD TO CONNECT THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS, MADE BY THE SCIENTIFIC COMMISSION UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MAJOR J. G. BARNARD, U.S. ENGINEERS. WITH A RESUME OF THE GEOLOGY, CLIMATE, LOCAL GEOGRAPHY, PRODUCTIVE INDUSTRY, FAUNA AND FLORA, OF THAT REGION. ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS MAPS AND ENGRAVINGS. ARRANGED AND PREPARED FOR THE TEHUANTEPEC RAILROAD COMPANY OF NEW ORLEANS, BY... PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT ENGINEER.

New York: Appleton, 1852. Original cloth [rubbed], rebacked in dark tape with new spine label. 295pp, Parts I and II continuously paginated [as issued]. 14 attractive lithograph plates [including frontis], with original tissue guard; folding map showing interoceanic routes [a short closed marginal tear]; two charts. Plates and text clean [except for occasional contemporary pencil marginalia]. Except for the rather crude tape backstripping, Very Good. A detailed rendering of the geology, natural resources, climate, agriculture, inhabitants, culture and society of the Isthmus, with engineering reports on the road, and its financial and construction aspects. A separate volume, consisting of maps, was also issued, but is not offered here and is rarely encountered. BRE 342. Sabin 3480. Bryan 91. Palau 375712. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Soliday. Item #14771

Price: $250.00

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