Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain: With Physical Sections and Maps Founded on Astronomical Observations and Trigonometrical and Barometrical Measurements, Volume 4

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1822
 

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Էջ 87 - Europeans than all the other South Sea islanders. The sphere of their ideas has been extended, wants have been communicated to them which they were ignorant of, and within these twenty years they have made a considerable progress towards that social state which we very improperly designate by the word civilization*. This progress which would be very slow if the islanders were left to themselves, will become very rapid under European dominion ; and perhaps this people will one day be as formidable...
Էջ 115 - But by allowing a free course to the national industry, by encouraging agriculture and manufactures, the importation will diminish of itself, and it will then be easy for the Mexicans to pay the value of foreign commodities with the productions of their own soil. The free cultivation of the vine and the olive on the tableland of New Spain ; the free distillation of spirits from sugar, rice, and the grape ; the exportation of flour, favoured by the making of new roads ; the increase of plantations...
Էջ 134 - In one night they will devour all the boots and shoes that are left in their way; cloth, linen, or books are equally to their taste; but they will not eat cotton, as Captain Green informs me. I myself have to deplore that they entirely consumed a collection of insects made for me by a friend...
Էջ 24 - Carlez, p. 37?. • rather a group than an uninterrupted chain, and " that there exists a transversal valley, in " which a canal of communication might be
Էջ 170 - Trans. are not subject to this disease ; and it is the same with the inhabitants of the Havannah, who do not quit their country ; but it happens that merchants, born in the island of Cuba, and who have inhabited it for a great number of years, are, attacked with the vomito...
Էջ 24 - Chimalapa, the mountains form a groupe rather than an uninterrupted chain, and ' that there exists a transversal valley, in which a canal of communication might be cut between the two seas.
Էջ 198 - under the torrid zone, the smallest marshes are the most dangerous, being surrounded, as at Vera Cruz and Carthagena, with an arid and sandy soil, which raises the temperature of the ambient air...
Էջ 22 - Huasacualco, to its mouth in the gulph of Mexico. It was then very reasonably observed that this road which had been frequented in the beginning of the conquest, might still become very useful for the opening a direct communication between the two seas. The viceroy Don Antonio Bucareli gave orders to two able engineers, Don Augustin Cramer and Don Miguel del Corral, to examine, with • the greatest minuteness, the country...
Էջ 42 - ... Depreciation of Silver, that the purchase of bills of the Secretary of State for India in this country does pro tanto diminish the remittances of silver to the East.
Էջ 23 - Tehuantepec ; and that on ascending it beyond the cataract, even as far as the old desembarcadero de Malpasso, they were still more than 26 leagues distant from the shores of the South Sea. They observed that a chain of mountains, of very inconsiderable height, divides the waters between the gulf of Mexico and the gulf of Tehuantepec. This small cordillera stretches from east to west, from the Cerros de los Mixes, formerly inhabited by a wild and warlike tribe * towards the elevated table land of...

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