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Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

Nancy P. Appelbaum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627441
eISBN:
9781469627465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627441.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The nineteenth century was an era of breathtakingly ambitious geographic expeditions across the Americas. The seminal Chorographic Commission of Colombia, which began in 1850 and lasted about a ... More


Introduction: The Chorographic Commission of New Granada

Nancy P. Appelbaum

in Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627441
eISBN:
9781469627465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627441.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The Chorographic Commission traversed the country then known as New Granada in the 1850s, led by Italian cartographer Agustín Codazzi. The introduction explains the sources and scholarship that ... More


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