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The Resource Guia ilustrada del estado de Nicaragua

Guia ilustrada del estado de Nicaragua

Label
Guia ilustrada del estado de Nicaragua
Title
Guia ilustrada del estado de Nicaragua
Contributor
Editor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
"Yearbook" for Nicaragua, compiled by H. Falcinelli Graziosi, to promote the government and economical potential of the country in anticipation of the arrival of a proposed interoceanic canal across Nicaragua.
Cataloging source
AZS
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1523.5
LC item number
.G8x
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The California gold rush of 1848 stimulated interest in building a canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and work was begin in 1889 by the Maritime Canal Company. Although the company soon abandoned the project due to economic problems, in 1897 the United States again proposed a canal across Nicaragua. Falcinelli Graziosi's preface to the guide notes the impact such a canal would have for Nicaragua, opening up the country to trade and development: "Nicaragua, por su feliz posición en el Centro América y en el istmo, está destinada á ocupar un puerto de la mayor importancia en las futuras civilizaciones, y el canal interoceánico, cuyas obras colosales pronto juntarán los dos Océanos, traerá á sus costas y á sus fértiles comarcas todo el comercio y todas las más ricas industrias de los dos mundos" (page 3). The first section is devoted to praising the government of President J. Santos Zelaya, and his cabinet ministers, all of whom are presented as educated, progressive statesmen dedicated to strengthening Nicaragua's economy and position in the world. The section on the unique geography of Nicaragua also bolsters the case for the country, and includes photos of some of the work on initial projects relating to the canal. Other chapters supporting the location of the canal in Nicaragua include those outlining the country's agriculture, its mineral deposits, international trade, transportation system of railroads and steamers, in particular those operated by the Caribbean and Pacific Transit Company, the state of Nicaraguan industry and commerce, the importance of companies such as the Hacienda San Rafael, and the Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited and its plant, Ingenio de San Antonio, which would contribute to the success of the canal, as well as benefit from it. The text is extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, plans, and advertisements of local businesses to complete the picture of a country whose economy is thriving, and whose population is benefitting from a stable government
Label
Guia ilustrada del estado de Nicaragua
Instantiates
Manufacture
Note
  • Printer from title-page verso
  • Issued in album format, in red cloth boards, with title and cover decoration stamped in gold
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 x 31 cm
Extent
226 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: rebound in red leather boards, with original red cloth laid on; new red and brown marbled endpapers. Bookplate on front pastedown of Angelal Montiel of San Francisco, California, who was director of the Spanish Academy of Language, located at 209 Port Street, San Francisco. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2018.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17400610
  • ucoclc17400610
Label
Guia ilustrada del estado de Nicaragua
Manufacture
Note
  • Printer from title-page verso
  • Issued in album format, in red cloth boards, with title and cover decoration stamped in gold
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 x 31 cm
Extent
226 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: rebound in red leather boards, with original red cloth laid on; new red and brown marbled endpapers. Bookplate on front pastedown of Angelal Montiel of San Francisco, California, who was director of the Spanish Academy of Language, located at 209 Port Street, San Francisco. Purchase, PBA Galleries, 2018.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17400610
  • ucoclc17400610

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