Mexico City: Imprenta Dirigida por Jose Batiza, 1870. 36pp. Original plain green wrappers. Wrappers with wear and substantial chipping. Minor soiling and wear to text. Very good. Item #2076
Mexican pamphlet compiling arguments of W.S. Rosecrans in favor of a railway line through Mexico. Rosecrans, a Union general during the Civil War, was involved with the Southern Pacific Railroad after the war, though he lost the investments due to poor choice in business partners. He subsequently served briefly as U.S. Minister to Mexico (1868-1869), and while there became convinced that Mexico would greatly benefit from a narrow gauge rail line and telegraph from Tampico to the coast. He pursued this for several years (1869-1873), but the project was ultimately a failure. This is an early booster work for the project. Scarce, with fewer than ten copies in OCLC.