Type of print: Wood Engraving
Year of printing: not indicated in the print - actual 1877
Publisher: Boston, E.W. Walker & Co.
Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair)
- Light age toning of paper.
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. 1 inch = 2,54 cm
Paper weight: 3 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin)
valley here is not over a mile in width; all the way down it has its
double row of high hills of conical outline, making a solid mountain
wall for half their height, then separate and wooded to the very top,
while behind them rise the snowy heights of Apu and Choqueehanca, azure
in their shadows, and shining faint rose-color on the side kissed by
the morning sun. Two streams, coming, one from the north-west, the
other from the south-west, leap from the hillsides like silvery arrows,
and directing their parallel course towards the east, meet after three
miles at the foot of a hill on whose summit stands the village of
Marcopata, — a hundred and ten irregularly placed huts, and a church
with a square tower and a root of thatch.
Following the valley down, at every mile some new picture charms the
eye. It is, perhaps, the Cerro Escopal with its singular truncated
cone, wooded nearly to the summit; or it is the wild dash of the
mountain torrents that come down to join their waters to those of the
main river, like the Cadena, the Cuchua, or the Maniri ; but ever
the main stream grows wider and stronger, until we find it with broad
current, fretted only by a rapid here and there, under the name of the
Cconi, an important branch of one of the main affluents of the Amazon.
- Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed.
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