Mexico City: Imprenta del Gobierno, en Palacio, 1873. 43pp., plus folding map. Later half red calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Minor edge wear. Soft vertical crease to text, minor toning, short tape repair to vero of map at binding stub. Very good. Item #WRCAM55820

A report on a project for the construction of a national highway in the Sierra Norte of Puebla, between Zacapoaxtla and the port of the Jackal, Garranchos or La Junta. The proposal came during the single presidential term of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada Corral, successor to Benito Juárez, who continued and completed many of Juárez's infrastructure projects, most notably highways and railways. The folding map is titled, "Croquis del Trazo de la via Carretera Proyectada entre Zacapoaxtla y al rio de Tecuantepec." It shows the topographical layout of the area,with the "proposed path" of the highway from the juncture of the Naranjes and Tecuantepec rivers in the north, south through Los Reyes, Tetelilla, Nahuxonila, Zacapoaxila, and terminating near Totoltepec. A rare work about infrastructure building in late-Liberal Mexico, with only four physical copies in OCLC - three in Mexico and one at the Bancroft Library. OCLC 970536662, 48327061, 651239549, 20187639.

Price: $600.00

Building a National Highway in Puebla, Mexico, with a Map