A recently published book titled La Plata chronicles U.S. Lieutenant Thomas T. Page’s dangerous exploration of the two rivers Paraná and Paraguay in the La Plata area of South America. A summary of his journey and a review of the book are provided. The writer regrets that no men of science accompanied the Lieutenant to offer learned observations of plant and animal life in the area; however, the book’s contributions to geographical science and the value of its depictions of a world previously unexplored cannot be denied.
An electronic version of this text is available in a CONTENTdm viewer. Page images of The New York Saturday Press were scanned from microfilm owned by Emory University, which was made from original copies held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.