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WILLIAMS. Report of J.J. Williams, Chief Engineer, upon the location of the Tehuantepec Railway  and Carriage Road across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, with the Map and Profiles as approved by the Government, July 1st, 1870, and His Report on the subject of a Ship Canal Across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, to unite the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Tehuantepec Railway Company, New York, 1870
large folding map, 16 pp. boards, original printed wrappers chipped, bound in, some little dust soiling
Since the days of Cort├ęs, the Tehantepec Isthmus had been considered a favourable route for a canal, and then and interoceanic railway. However the 125 miles proved too costly and such schemes had to be abandoned. It was not until 1899 that the Mexican Government started the construction of the railway, and that wasn't opened until 1907

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