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Title: Límites entre Colombia y Costa Rica
Creator: Borda, F. de P.
Montufar, Lorenzo
Rico, Luis Carlos
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de la Reforma, 1880.
Physical Details: 140 p. ; 21 9/10 x 15 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Title page torn at top, as is nest page. Wrappers missing. Inside pages fair. Frail.

Summary: Francisco Borda asked the Senate of the Estados Unidos de Colombia to exercise its authority over the territories on the border with Costa Rica since, according to the author, the Colombian territorial rights were violated. At the center of the debate is the potential construction of an inter-oceanic canal in the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican territories with the support of the United States and Europe. Because of this concern, Borda believed that it was crucial to clearly establish the border between Panama (Colombia) and Costa Rica.
Historical Notes: The limits between Costa Rica and the Real Audiencia de Santa Fé de Bogotá were first set in 1560 along the Río de Culebra (10 km from the current border between Panama and Costa Rica). Between 1803 and 1903 there were numerous proposals to draw new borders, but all of these treaties failed. Colombia lost interest in the problem of the Costa Rica/Panama limits following Panama’s secession from Colombia in 1903. Davis, Robert 1993 Costa Rica. In Historical dictionary of Colombia. Pp. 174-5. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.
Donor Notes: An account of the boundaries between Costa Rica and Colombia from colonial times. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Boundaries -- Costa Rica
Costa Rica -- Boundaries -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01250
Record Number: 137
Islandora ID: islandora:5805