on the path of Francisco P. Moreno

There is Maradona, Messi and … Francisco P. Moreno and I would not like to forget famous writers Jorge Luis Borges and Roberto Juarroz, who are real landmarks on my way.

In short, Francisco Pascacio Moreno gave his name to a village, to a lake sometimes named Argentino, sometimes Moreno and to the famous glacier in southern Patagonia, a true tourist icon and media emblem of the fight against global warming. Francisco Moreno (1852-1919) is a famous explorer-researcher who all his life surveyed the Andes from Bolivia to southern Argentina.

I saw one of his works in one of the oldest bookstores in Buenos Aires, justly well known to the great Argentine writers.

In 1898, he published Preliminary notes on an excursion to the territories NEUQUEN, RIO NEGRO, CHUBUT and SANTA CRUZ.

This volume includes a map and 42 black and white plates with several fold-out views to show the spectacular panoramas of northern Patagonia.

I chose to highlight a few details…, to get to the bottom of the ink.