Urgently needs a Spanish map of the Cordilleras of central Chile near St Jago [Santiago].
Down near Bromley | Kent
My dear Sir
My dear Sir | Yours very truly | C. Darwin
The rock-specimens have not been yet sent to the Geolog. Soc. for me.
- f1 767.f1The date range is that of the writing of South America. See ‘Journal’ (Correspondence vol. 3, Appendix II): ‘July 27
th —/44/—/Began S. America.’ The first Tuesday after 27 July was 30 July.
- f2 767.f2The map was drawn by William Desborough Cooley based on the diary of Luis de la Cruz (Cruz 1835), who, in 1806, travelled across the Andes to Buenos Aires. CD complained that maps of the area differed from each other and were ‘all exceedingly imperfect’ (South America, p. 176).