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The Resource Exploraciones de don José Agustín Palacios : realizadas en los rios Beni, Mamoré y Madera y en el lago Rojo-Aguado, durante los años 1844 al 47 : descripción de la provincia de Mojos

Exploraciones de don José Agustín Palacios : realizadas en los rios Beni, Mamoré y Madera y en el lago Rojo-Aguado, durante los años 1844 al 47 : descripción de la provincia de Mojos

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Exploraciones de don José Agustín Palacios : realizadas en los rios Beni, Mamoré y Madera y en el lago Rojo-Aguado, durante los años 1844 al 47 : descripción de la provincia de Mojos
Title
Exploraciones de don José Agustín Palacios
Title remainder
realizadas en los rios Beni, Mamoré y Madera y en el lago Rojo-Aguado, durante los años 1844 al 47 : descripción de la provincia de Mojos
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Language
spa
Summary
The book and map document the results of an early topographical survey of the Madeira River rapids for the prospective railroad that would connect Bolivia with the Atlantic Ocean.
Cataloging source
COO
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F3313
LC item number
.P35 1893
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
According to Wikipedia, the survey was conducted by José Agustín Palacios in 1844-1847 when he served as a General Administrator of Taxes in the province of Moxos. In 1846, Palacios convinced Bolivian authorities that the best way to secure access to the Atlantic was through the Amazon. At the time, Bolivia had access to the Pacific Ocean (subsequently lost to Chile in the War of the Pacific in 1884), but the lucrative trade routes with the United States and Europe were located in the Atlantic. In 1851, the United States government became interested in access to Bolivian products, notably rubber, and contracted Lieutenant Lardner Gibbon to study the viability of a rail link between the navigable Amazon River and Bolivian production centers. Gibbon's study concluded that a railroad along the Madeira River rapids would allow efficient transport of goods from the Bolivian capital of La Paz to US markets. After several unsuccessful attempt to overcome the Madeira rapids, the Madeira-Mamoré Railroad was constructed (1907-1912), bypassing the rapids
Label
Exploraciones de don José Agustín Palacios : realizadas en los rios Beni, Mamoré y Madera y en el lago Rojo-Aguado, durante los años 1844 al 47 : descripción de la provincia de Mojos
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Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Edited by Abel F. Iturralde
  • Book contains frontispiece lithograph portrait of Palacios
  • Includes colored lithograph map of the Madeira River and its 21 rapids (64 x 44 cm): Plano topográfico y geográfico del rio Madera y sus cachuelas, explorado y delineado por el Cño. José Agustín Palacios en el año 1846 / M. Aldazosa. La Paz: Lit[ografía] Americana, [1893]. The map follows the Madeira River from the town of Exaltación in the south to Tamandua Island in the north. Twenty-one smaller insets show all Madeira rapids and most of her tributaries, with the navigation routes during high and low water. The map is included in the "Catálogo de los documentos concernientes a la historia geográfica de Bolivia," issued by the Archive of the Ministry of the Interior of Bolivia (La Paz, 1889, page 32)
  • Publisher's plain wrappers printed in black
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
60 pages, [2] leaves of plates (one folded)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Map has been removed from book, and is housed separately in mylar sleeve; book in pocket in manila pamphlet binding. Book and map housed together in Broadside Drawer. Purchase, Wayfarer's Bookshop, 2014.
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 colored map, 1 portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02223587
  • ucoclc2223587
Label
Exploraciones de don José Agustín Palacios : realizadas en los rios Beni, Mamoré y Madera y en el lago Rojo-Aguado, durante los años 1844 al 47 : descripción de la provincia de Mojos
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • Edited by Abel F. Iturralde
  • Book contains frontispiece lithograph portrait of Palacios
  • Includes colored lithograph map of the Madeira River and its 21 rapids (64 x 44 cm): Plano topográfico y geográfico del rio Madera y sus cachuelas, explorado y delineado por el Cño. José Agustín Palacios en el año 1846 / M. Aldazosa. La Paz: Lit[ografía] Americana, [1893]. The map follows the Madeira River from the town of Exaltación in the south to Tamandua Island in the north. Twenty-one smaller insets show all Madeira rapids and most of her tributaries, with the navigation routes during high and low water. The map is included in the "Catálogo de los documentos concernientes a la historia geográfica de Bolivia," issued by the Archive of the Ministry of the Interior of Bolivia (La Paz, 1889, page 32)
  • Publisher's plain wrappers printed in black
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
60 pages, [2] leaves of plates (one folded)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Map has been removed from book, and is housed separately in mylar sleeve; book in pocket in manila pamphlet binding. Book and map housed together in Broadside Drawer. Purchase, Wayfarer's Bookshop, 2014.
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 colored map, 1 portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02223587
  • ucoclc2223587

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