Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain, Volume 4

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814

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Page 41 - The produce of the home manufactures, " have been in great request, and all the de" mands could by no means be satisfied, which " ought to excite the manufacturers to increase " the activity of their workshops. " 4. The importation of European brandy " would have been much greater, if it had not " been for the increasing consumption of rum " manufactured in Mexico. The wines of " Xeres and Rioxa are in the greatest reĽ
Page 199 - under the torrid zone, the smallest marshes are the most dangerous, being surrounded, as at Vera Cruz and Carthagena, with an arid and sandy soil, which raises the temperature of the ambient air...
Page 282 - ... this important truth, that the prosperity of the whites is intimately connected with that of the Copper coloured race, and that there can be no durable prosperity for the two Americas till this unfortunate race, humiliated but not degraded by long oppression, shall participate in all the advantages resulting from the progress of civilization and the improvement of social order ! NOTES AND SUPPLEMENT.
Page 409 - General history and collection of voyages and travels . . . forming a complete history of the origin and progress of navigation, discovery, and commerce by sea and land, from the earliest ages to the present time.
Page 86 - The sphere of their ideas has been extended, wants have been communicated to them which they were ignorant of, and within these twenty years they have made a considerable progress towards that social state which we very improperly designate by the word...
Page 23 - Fabrica ; but its navigation is extremely difficult on account of the seven pyramids (raudaks) which are counted between its source and the mouth of the Rio de Saravia. It would be of infinite importance again to order this ground to be examined by intelligent engineers, to determine whether, as was believed by M. Cramer, the canal between the two seas, can be executed without locks or without inclined planes, and whether by blowing up the rocks with powder, the beds of the rivers Passo and Chimalapa...
Page 410 - A geographical and historical view of the world: Exhibiting a complete delineation of the natural and artificial features of each country: and a succinct narrative of the origin of the different nations, their political revolutions, and progress in arts sciences, literature, commerce. &c. The whole comprising all that is important in the geography of the globe, and the history of mankind. By John Bigland. Author of "Letters on ancient and modern history.
Page 23 - Chimalapa, the mountains form a groupe rather than an uninterrupted chain, and ' that there exists a transversal valley, in which a canal of communication might be cut between the two seas.
Page 56 - I have seen few situations in either hemisphere of a more savage aspect, I would say at the same time more dismal and more romantic. The masses of rocks bear in their form a strong resemblance to the dentilated crest of Montserrat in Catalonia. They are composed of granite of a large grain like that of Fichtelberg and Carlsbad in Germany. This granite is stratified, but the banks are irregularly inclined, sometimes to the south and sometimes to the south east.
Page 22 - Tehuantepec ; and that on ascending it beyond the cataract, even as far as the old desembarcadero de Malpasso, they were still more than 26 leagues distant from the shores of the South Sea. They observed that a chain of mountains of very inconsiderable height, divides the waters between the gulf of Mexico, and the gulf of Tehuantepec. This small cordillera stretches from east to west, from the Cerros de los Mixes, formerly inhabited by a wild and warlike tribe* towards the elevated table land of...

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