Detailed Description

[Note: A PDF reader is required to view the PDF files.]

Title: Venta de los vapores de la Compañía de Navegación por vapor en el Magdalena, establecida en Londres, que se efectuará en Barranquilla a bordo del vapor “estrella”, el 15 de Noviembre de 1856.
Creator: Finner, Josué
Publication Info: Unknown : Unknown, 1856.
Physical Details: 8 p. ; 21 2/10 x 15 2/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Some fraying and foxing at right hand base of first pages, rest in good condition.

Summary: Josué Finner, the Superintendent of the Compañía de Navegación por Vapor en el Magdalena, published this pamphlet advertising the auction of three steamboats for navigation in the Magdalena River. It offered the details as to how the economic transaction should be carried out, in addition to a description of the features of each ship.
Historical Notes: Between 1823 and 1900 twenty-nine companies provided navigation services on the Magdalena River (the only truly navigable river in Colombia for most of the Century). The steamboats replaced the keelboat poled by men which were extremely slow and inefficient for human and commercial transportation. By 1882 there were twenty steamboats primarily transporting tobacco and providing passenger services. Salamanca Uribe, Juana 2011 Navegación Fluvial, Caminos, Cable Aéreo. La Aventura Extrema de los Transportadores. Credencial Historia (256).
Donor Notes: The sale of three steam ships and some coal, to be bidden for auction to be held on November 15, 1856. The ships and their accoutrements are itemized. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Compañía de Navegación por Vapor en el Magdalena
Steamboats -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00110
Record Number: 193
Islandora ID: islandora:5721