Mexico: Imprenta en la Calle de Tiburcio Numero 18, 1873. 1061, pp. plus thirty-eight maps and tables, most folding. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco and light green cloth, spine gilt, raised bands. Extremities rubbed and worn. Contemporary bookplate of John Lewis Geiger on front pastedown. Minor toning. Very good. Item #WRCAM54971
A rare and far-reaching official survey of economic conditions in Mexico during the early 1870s. The text is divided into thirty- seven "documentos" covering aspects of all parts of the country's economic life, including roads, ports, railroads, telegraph communications, and more. A number of chapters focus on Baja California, with three useful maps. One chapter is titled, "Informe Sobre la Exploracion del Rio Colorado." OCLC records a total of five copies (only three in the United States), with plate counts of twenty-four or thirty; the present copy has considerably more, with thirty-eight. BARRETT 1745. OCLC 12657113, 651179772, 253798399.