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Researches relative to the Geo- between the South Sea and

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Fou N'DED ON ASTRONOMICAL observ Ations, AND
TRICONOM ETRICAL AN I) b AROM ET in ICAL
M EASU it EMENTS.

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TRANSLATED FROM THE of IGINAL FRENCH
BY JOHN BLACK.

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Population: 5,837,100 inhabitants,
or 49 inhabitants per square league (2% per myriare).

* Of 25 to the degree.—Trans.

WOL. II, * *

New SPAIN comprehends

A. Merico Proper (el Reyno de Mexico.)
Territorial extent: 51,280 square leagues, or
(1,015,640 myriares).
Population: 5,413,900 inhabitants,
or 105 inhabitants per square league.

B. Las provincias internas orientales y occidentales.
Territorial extent: 59,375 square leagues (or
1,323,700 myriares).
Population: 357,200 inhabitants,
or 6 inhabitants to the square league.

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THE whole of this intendancy is situated under the torrid zone. It extends from the 16'34" to the 21°57' of north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the intendancy of San Luis Potosi, on the west by the intendancies of Guanaxuato and Valladolid, and on the east by those of Vera Cruz and La Puebla. It is washed towards the south by the South Sea, or Great Ocean, for a length of coast of 82 leagues from Acapulco to Zacatula. Its greatest length from Zacatula the mines of the Doctor" is 136 leagues; and its greatest

* The extreme points are properly situated to the south

east of Acapulco, near the mouth of the Rio Nespa, and to the

north of the Real del Doctor, near the city of Valles, which

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