This map of Uruguay was published by the International Bureau of the American Republics (instituted in 1910 as the Pan American Union), an agency established in 1890 in Washington D.C., by resolution of the International Conference of American States. The bureau published handbooks, maps, and a monthly bulletin for disseminating information relating to the promotion of trade among the countries of the Americas. The map shows international borders with Brazil and Argentina, major cities and towns, provinces and provincial borders, railroads, undersea telegraph cables, navigable rivers, and the route of steamship lines from the capital and port of Montevideo to other ports in South America and to Europe and the United States. The scale is in both kilometers and statute miles. The map is held in the Columbus Memorial Library of the Organization of American States, successor organization of the International Bureau of the American Republics and the Pan American Union.

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International Bureau of the American Republics, Washington, D.C.


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1 map ; 18 x 25 centimeters


  • Scale 1:3,231,361. 51 miles to 1 inch

Last updated: September 27, 2013