THE TEHUANTEPEC RAILWAY ITS LOCATION FEATURES AND ADVANTAGES UNDER THE LA SERE GRANT OF 1869

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Página 37 - Sere, to me known to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he executed the same for the purposes therein mentioned.
Página 5 - The Medici family of Italy. at Venice and Florence, welcomed these learned Greeks, and bought their precious manuscripts of ancient lore. The gunpowder of Europe had already silenced the Greek Fire of Asia. On the Rhine the young printing press was just giving forth its first sheets. The compass and the astrolabe, recent inventions, began now to give confidence to mariners and teach them that, though the old paths of trade overland were closed, they might venture on new ones over sea. In 1453, in...
Página 38 - to the south ! to the south ! for the great and exceeding riches of the equinoxial ; they that seek riches must not go unto the cold and frozen north." The whole story is comprehended in Martyr's sentence. North America, by the Spaniards, was never considered of any consequence of itself, and was regarded only as a barrier...
Página 80 - ... 110 (both ways) steamships 50,000 200 " " vessels 4,000 Overland (both ways) 100,000 Number per annum 154,000 " At present prices (averaging half the cost of the steamships), for both passengers and tonnage, we have this result : 154,000 passengers at $100 $15,400,000 460,000 tons rated at $1 per cubic foot 15,640,000 Present Cost of Transportation $31,040,000 " There can be no doubt that the number of passengers will be more than doubled by the completion of the road ; so also, the road would...
Página 26 - Cordillera, which, under different denominations, extends, almost without interruption, the entire length of the two Americas, traverses the country from east to west; but instead of those lofty volcanic peaks, which constitute so striking a feature of extensive portions of this gigantic chain of mountains, there is a sudden depression of the range in its passage across this Isthmus, the continuity of the chain being nearly broken at a point directly in the line of shortest communication between...
Página 74 - The sources from whence this income would be gathered are twofold, viz., the through and the way traffic ; which latter, though apparently insignificant, would be found more important than might be imagined. If we look at the map of the American continent, it will be seen that the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the most favorable point at which an inter-oceanic communication can be established, whether we consider it in reference to the United States alone, or to the American, European, and Asiatic countries....
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