Rio Cconi
 
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A wood engraving illustration from a salvaged travel book (has text on back)
Specifics, condition and narrative at the bottom.






Print  Specifics:
  • 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)

Narrative:

The 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.

Notes:

  • Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed.
 
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