Raised-Relief Map of the Republic of Guatemala



Raised-Relief Map of the Republic of Guatemala

A one-of-a-kind work, this three-dimensional map was constructed in 1904 by the lieutenant-colonel and engineer Francisco Vela Irrisari. It shows, in detail, the contrasts in elevation in the Republic of Guatemala.

Construction of the map began in 1904 and was finished in October of 1905. It occupies an area of approximately 1,809 square meters. Made of concrete and stone, this map has a special hydraulic system that simulates the currents of the various watersheds of Guatemala, distributing the water necessary to rivers, lakes and oceans through lead pipes. The vertical scale of the map is 1/2000 and the horizontal scale 1/1000.

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