Buenos Aires. E.H. Faure y M. Alcantara. 1919.
Very large color map approximately 39 x 55 1/2 inches, dissected into thirty-six panels and mounted on linen, folding as issued to 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. "Coordinates of Cordoba Observatory" written in pencil in cartouche, small stain affecting linen backing at one fold intersection. Overall very good condition. Map of the Provinces of Formosa and Chaco by Enrique H. Faure (Civil Engineer-Ex-Chief of the Commission for the Study and Construction of the Railroad between Formosa and Embarcación) and Marian Alcantaro (Cartographer). Lithographed by J. Pueser Buenos Aires, Argentina 1919. The focus of the map (dated 1919) is the contentious rail line between Formosa and Embarcación, Argentina, which gained world fame as the rail line having the longest roadway constructed in a straight line. The map shows in great detail parcels of land with names of owners etc. There are several inset maps and tables including: Villa Formosa; Esquema de la Red Ferroviaria (Railway Network Scheme); Resistencia y Barranqueras. 1489 and two signatures stamped on one panel of the verso of the map. A most unusual map in excellent condition. Item #46641