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Title: Una palabra más sobre el camino del Istmo
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Nicomedes Lora, [1836].
Physical Details: 31 5/10 x 21 5/10 [double sided]

Historical Notes: From 1820 to 1840 the national budget for roads was limited and only covered the maintenance and repair of existing mule-roads. After 1830 several entrepreneurs signed concession agreements with the government to open new routes. As a form of payment, the government granted them public land located by the road and the right to establish a toll collection for two or three decades. Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera’s first government (1845-1849) invested heavily in infrastructure and authorized a large sum for the construction of a road connecting Cali with the Pacific coast. However, soon the investment in roads in the south shifted to the central and north areas of the country. Safford, Frank 2010 El Problema de los Transportes en Colombia en el Siglo XIX. In Economía Colombiana del siglo XIX. A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, eds. Pp. 536-538. Bogotá: Banco de la República.
Donor Notes: An attack on the proposed Isthmian road contract of the U.S. entrepeneur Charles Biddle, because New Grananda's national interest would suffer. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Roads -- Colombia -- Finance
Finance -- Government policy -- Colombia
Infrastructure (Economics) -- Colombia
Transportation -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Related Items in the Collection: Sociedad para la apertura del Camino de Buenaventura

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00923
Record Number: 450