Map Railroad Map of British Honduras.

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Title

  • Railroad Map of British Honduras.

Summary

  • This map, produced in the 1920s by the Transportation Department of the United States Department of Commerce, shows the railroad network of British Honduras (present-day Belize). Under the Treaty of Versailles of 1783, the Spanish Empire granted Britain the right to harvest timber in the region between the Hondo and Belize Rivers. In 1862 the crown colony of British Honduras was established. Apart from British Guiana, it was the only British possession on the mainland of Latin America. The colony was important to Britain chiefly as a source of logwood and, later, mahogany. The railroads shown on the map are all quite small and were used primarily to transport lumber, sugar cane, and bananas to the coast. A proposed longer line from the port of Belize to Guatemala is indicated but was never built. The map also shows the colony's six administrative districts and the small number of towns and cities. British Honduras achieved full independence in 1981, becoming the country of Belize.

Names

  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America. Transportation and Communication Department Creator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1920 to 1929]

Headings

  • -  Belize
  • -  1920 to 1929
  • -  Great Britain--Colonies
  • -  Railroads

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource at: Columbus Memorial Library, Organization of American States.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668493

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Chamber Of Commerce Of The United States Of America. Transportation And Communication Department Creator. Railroad Map of British Honduras. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1929, 1920] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668493/.

APA citation style:

Chamber Of Commerce Of The United States Of America. Transportation And Communication Department Creator. (1920) Railroad Map of British Honduras. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1929] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668493/.

MLA citation style:

Chamber Of Commerce Of The United States Of America. Transportation And Communication Department Creator. Railroad Map of British Honduras. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1929, 1920] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668493/>.