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2. Cf. Atlas de la Nouvelle Espagne, Paris 1811. (Friis, p. 22; cf. Friis, p. 177) In his letter of December 20, 1811 to Jefferson, Humboldt complains that his maps have been improperly used. “Mr. Arrowsmith in London has stolen my large map of Mexico, and Mr. Pike has taken, rather ungraciously, my report which he undoubtedly obtained in Washington with the copy of this map, and besides, he also extracted from it all the names. I am sorry over my cause for complaint about a citizen of the United States who otherwise showed such fine courage.”
(de Terra, II, p. 792)

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