RECORD: Eck, F. W, Height of various places in Chili ascertained by Barometrical admeasurement. [9.1834] CUL-DAR35.232 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker, corrections by Gordon Chancellor 5.2011. RN2

NOTE: This is letter 256 in Correspondence, but not transcribed in Correspondence vol. 1, p. 407.

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Height of various places in Chili ascertained by Barometrical admeasurement

"Great Bell" mountain near Quillota 4716 Feet above the level of the sea
"Aguia del Guanacos" (at the foot of do) 4243  
"San Cristoval" (near St. Jago) 2678  
"St. Jago" 1732  
Summit of "Cuista de Prado" 2515  
Summit of "Cuista de Zapata" 1914  
Town of "Casa Blanca" 811  
Village of "Plazilla" 1049  
Highest point on the road between Valp.o & the Plazilla 1520  
do point of the Quebrada Vindi near Valpo 1076  

Fred A. Eck

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