A new map of Central America shewing [sic.] the different lines of Atlantic and Pacific communication.

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Map shows mid-nineteenth century Central America railroads, proposed canals or water communications, common roads, gold and silver mines, major cities and towns. Includes text notes, legend, and five topographical cross sections. Insets: "Map of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the Republic of Mexico reduced from the original by order of Dn. José de Garay," "Isthmus of Panama," "Plan of the mouth of the river Coatzacoalcos," "A vertical projection upon a plan perpendicular to the meridian," "Section 1, across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec," "Section 2, from Port St. Juan del Norte to Port Realejo," "Section 3, from the Lake Nicaragua to ... continued below

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1 map : col. ; 57 x 79 cm.

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Disturnell, John, 1801-1877 1851.

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Map shows mid-nineteenth century Central America railroads, proposed canals or water communications, common roads, gold and silver mines, major cities and towns. Includes text notes, legend, and five topographical cross sections. Insets: "Map of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the Republic of Mexico reduced from the original by order of Dn. José de Garay," "Isthmus of Panama," "Plan of the mouth of the river Coatzacoalcos," "A vertical projection upon a plan perpendicular to the meridian," "Section 1, across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec," "Section 2, from Port St. Juan del Norte to Port Realejo," "Section 3, from the Lake Nicaragua to Port San Juan del Sur," and "Section 4, between Chagres (Atlantic) & Vaca de Monte (Pacific)." Relief shown by hachures, spot heights, and by profile. Scale [ca. 1:3,000,000].

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1 map : col. ; 57 x 79 cm.

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In lower left margin: "Lith. of Sarony and Major, 117 Fulton St., N. York."

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Disturnell, John, 1801-1877. A new map of Central America shewing [sic.] the different lines of Atlantic and Pacific communication., map, 1851; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth193518/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.