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POLITICAL ESSAY

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KINGDOM OF NEW SPAIN.

WOL. III.

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Researches relative to the Geography of Mexico,

The Extent of its Surface and its political Division into Intendancies,
The physical Aspect of the Country,
The Population, the State of Agriculture and Manufacturing
and Commercial Industry;
The Canals projected between the South Sea and Atlantic Ocean,
The Crown Revenues,

The Quantity of the precious Metals which have flowed from Mexico

into Europe and Asia, since the Discovery of the

New Continent,
And the Military Defence of New Spain.

BY ALEXANDER DE HUMBOLDT.

With

PHYSICAL SECTIONS AND MAPS,

FoundEn on ASTRoNOMICA1, of SERVATIONS, AND TRIGONOMETRICAL
A Nid BAROMietkiCAL MEASUREMENTs.

TRANSL'Ated FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH

BY JOHN BLACK.

VOL. III.

L O N DO N :
PRINTru Fort
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,
PATER Nostror-Row.

1822. -

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The conclusion of Humboldt's Political Essay on New Spain is now laid before the Public. The Translator in these concluding volumes has continued to convert the weights, measures, and coins of the Obriginal, into those used in ngland, with all the accuracy in his power; but he has cautiously and perhaps prudently abstained from taking notice of any seeming oversight or inconsistency of M. de Humboldt, occurring to him in the course of translation. It is hardly possible for a Translator of the most obtuse intellect not occasionally to perceive avulnerable pointin his original; and what the present Translator perceives, or imagines he perceives, he is at no time

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