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Reports Of Explorations And Surveys, To Ascertain The Practicability Of A Ship-Canal Between The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

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From United States Navy Captain Robert W. Shufeldt, Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Practicability of a Ship-Canal between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, by the Way of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, published in 1872.

Quarto, 151pp. Brown modern cloth with original brown cloth laid down on covers, title in gilt on front cover, resewn text block, new endpapers. Complete with 11 plates and 20 maps (19 fold-out maps and one color plate). All maps in very good condition, solidly attached to spacers, with Map 17 being the lone exception (map separated from fold but full map laid-in). Errata slip before author’s introduction. Produced for the 42nd Congress, 2nd Session (Senate) under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy. (Sabin 80759) A very good example.

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in modern day Mexico, was long considered a viable route for an interoceanic canal due to its proximity to the United States and the major trade routes of the day. The Isthmus of Panama was ultimately chosen as the route because of the shorter distance to traverse.

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First Edition

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Shufeldt | Robert W.