[The Cordilleras seen some distance from the mouth of the Santa Cruz River]
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Unknown author (2007). [The Cordilleras seen some distance from the mouth of the Santa Cruz River] [digital image]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/194402
Triple double page panorama. "Distant view of the Cordilleras as seen from the River Santa Cruz about 120 miles from the mouth."; "RF 2 copies" [top right corners]; Narrative "Page 352. Vol 1" [mid right-hand edge of 14v];
14v--15r, upper panorama: The horizon consists of peaks, more jagged and with some gaps on 14v. The sky in the centre and right of 14v contains cumulus clouds. In the centre, the annotation records the compass point "W." above a prominent conical rock, to whose left the annotation reads: "opening". The annotation at the left-hand edge of 14v similarly reads: "opening", above the number "0", below which there is an illegible annotation. Below the line of distant mountains stretches a flat strip of land in the midground and foreground, with a clump of bushes growing to the left of the line of view to the prominent conical rock. There are other vaguer indications of more distant vegetation to its right. This flattish strip continues across the whole of 15r, sloping and somewhat less even, and with much more of the bushy vegetation. In the centre of 15r the tops of more distant hills are just visible, annotated: "Snowy". At the right-hand edge of 15r is the number "1". ++++ 14v--15r, lower panorama: The sky in 14v is blank, while in 15r cloud is vaguely indicated in the left centre. The annotation in the left centre reads: "South / X". The horizon of 14v continues the line of middle-distant hills, which become increasingly uneven to the right, and descend to the left-hand edge of 15r, where the annotation reads: "opening". Through this gap, more distant jagged peaks are visible, annotated: "Snowy". The horizon on 15r is much more uneven, and is annotated in the centre: "6400", and "Snowy tops". At the right-hand edge the number "0" indicates the point of contact between this and the upper panorama. The midground and foreground continue the flattish strip of ground from the upper panorama, with bushy vegetation indicated on 14v from the left to the centre, and on 15r in the left centre and right centre. ++++ 15v--16r, upper panorama: On the left of 15v, the number "1" indicates the point of contact with the previous portion of the panorama; the right-hand end of 16r is marked "11". The right-hand edge of 15v is annotated: "East", but in the centre above the horizon the annotation reads: "N". The horizon of 15v shows elevated ground forming two ridges, with quite even surfaces; on 16r the more distant of these two lines rises into a low hill from the left to the centre right. Another contour rises to the right into a flat topped hill at the right-hand edge. The midground and foreground continue the roughly level strip of ground, the vegetation being scanty on 15v, and much more abundant on 16r. ++++ 15v--16r, lower panorama, from the mark "11" to the mark "111". The horizon line of relatively even topped elevated land declines and recedes gradually from the left of 15v to the right of 16r. The foreground is barely indicated on 15v. On 16r it is slightly more firmly indicated, with three clumps of grass and other low vegetation in the centre, the centre right, and the right. The annotation on the left centre to centre of 16r reads: "near and a gentler rise". ++++ 16v--17r, upper panorama, from the mark "111" to the mark "1111". The sky is blank. The compass point recorded on the right of 16v is "E.". The horizon rises from nothing in the distance on the left to an even-topped elevated ridge with some steep upper slopes. The midground and foreground are barely indicated; the annotation on 17r reads: "near ground with bushes". A lower and closer second ridge starts to the right on 17r. ++++ 16v--17r, lower panorama, from the mark "1111" to "South / X" The horizon and ridge lines continue in similar vein, but both tend to become more broken from the right of 16v rightwards. The midground and foreground are again barely indicated; the annotation in the right centre of 16v reads: "near ground with bushes". A general annotation in vertical orientation in lower right area of 17r reads: "The expedition left the ship April 18th arrived at the farthest point May 4th and returned to the ship May 8th having traced the river in a western direction a distance of". The annotation in the top right reads: "The level of the river 400. feet above the sea".
A multi-part panorama of the whole 360 horizon, with compass points, and including a glimpse of the distant Andes, vegetation, a note of exploring party's itinerary, and other annotations.
MS.Add.7984: 14v--17r, A0B0C2chE0H0P2abcS0T3acdeijW1e
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