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Title: Lecho del rio Magdalena
Publication Info: : , [1800].

Summary: This graph details various information about the natural environment in nineteenth-century Colombia. It describes riverbed levels of the Magdalena river, distances to and from major locations like Bogota and Sabamilla and rivers in meters and leagues, and a profile of the heights of mountains between Monserrate and Sabamilla by "el camino cielual."
Historical Notes: This graph reflected the growing cultural and scientific interest in the natural world in nineteenth-century Colombia. Its author placed importance on measuring natural formations such as rivers and mountains in Colombia. When viewed alongside the works of scientists like Francisco Jose de Caldas, Alexander von Humboldt, and Jose Celestino Mutis, this document represents part of the development of historical exploration in the natural world.

Subject(s): Colombia -- Natural history -- 19th century
Magdalena River (Colombia) -- Navigation
Inland water transportation -- Colombia -- Magdalena River
Rivers -- Colombia -- Navigation

Type: Manuscript
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: NA
Record Number: 653