THE EXPLORATION OF THE TIETÊ RIVER BY THE COMISSÃO GEOGRÁFICA E GEOLÓGICA (1905): CARTOGRAPHIC ASPECTS

Jorge Pimentel Cintra

Abstract


This paper studies the cartographic products associated with the Tiete River Exploration Report, (1905) published by the Geographical and Geological Committee of the São Paulo Province. The expedition, from the Bar of the Jacaré-Guassú River to the Paraná River, led to the mapping of the Tietê River, which, along with others, is part of the efforts made by this state agency so that there was no longer a great region called "Unknown hinterland inhabited by Indians" in the official map of the Province of Sao Paulo. The purpose was not only to map, but also to raise the mineral resources, the geology, focused on the types of soil and its agricultural potential, and the navigability of rivers for transporting people and goods. The data obtained are studied (altitudes, longitudes, magnetic declination), surveys paths, equipment used, work methodology and the Cartography produced: General Map, Partial Maps, Profile, Cross Sections and others

Keywords


Tiete River Exploration, Comissão Geológica e Geográfica de São Paulo, History of Cartography of Sao Paulo, Cartographic Techniques in the Nineteenth Century



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