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Title: De la navegación del Amazonas. Respuesta a una memoria de M.[atthew] Maury, oficial de la marina de los Estados Unidos, por M. De Angelis, miembro corresponsal del Instituto Historico y Geografico de Brasil, de las sociedades de geografía de París, Londres, &c., &c.
Creator: Ángelis, Pedro de
Publication Info: Caracas : [Reprinted by] T. Antero, 1857.
Physical Details: p. 5-30 [incomplete] ; 21 2/5 x 14 cm.
Physical Condition: Worn & stained title page & beyond, but legible.

Donor Notes: A response to Commodore Maury's assertion that the U.S. should exploit - without consulting Brazil - the resources of the Amazon River. According to Angelis, Maury had written that the Amazon Valley contained untold riches of gold and diamonds, which the U.S. should exploit regardless of Brazilian attitudes. The author refutes this through a discussion of international law in general (derecho de gentes) and the application of that law to fluvial navigation. The author seems to advocate that peace and the union (apparently in opposition to the U.S.) of the states bounding the Amazon Valley is the only way which could permit the development of the Valley. This union is also necessary for the progress of these particular States. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873
International rivers -- Brazil
Amazon River
Angelis, Pedro de, 1784-1859

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00114
Record Number: 752
OCLC Number: 729692670