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Humboldt, Alexander de [von]
Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain. Containing Researches Relative to the Geography of Mexico, the extent of its Surface and its political Division into Intendancies, the physical Aspect of the Country, the Population, the State of Agriculture and Manufacturing and Commercial Industry, the Canals projected between the South Sea and Atlantic Ocean, the Crown Revenues, the Quantity of the precious Metals which have flowed from Mexico into Europe and Asia, since the Discovery of the New Continent, and the Military Defence of New Spain. With Physical Sections and Maps, founded on Astronomical Observations and Trigonometrical and Barometrical Measurements. Translated from the original French by John Black. First English edition. Complete in 4 volumes and with the plates and maps of the se
1811. The rare, complete and unabridged first english language-edition ! London / Edinburgh, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown and H.Colburn, W.Blackwood and Brown and Crombie, 1811. Octavo. Volume I: XVII, CXLV, 289 pages including the two Aquatints showing the "Peak of Orizaba seen from the Forest of Xalapa" and "Volcanos of La Puebla, seen from the City of Mexico" / Also included in Volume I: "Reduced Map of the Kingdom of New Spain" / "Map of the Valley of Mexico and neighbouring Mountains by Jabbo Oltmanns" / "Plan of the Port of Veracruz" / "Physical Section of the Western Declivity of the Table Land of New Spain (Road from Mexico to Acapulco)" / "Road from Mexico to Vera Cruz by Puebla & Xalapa" / "Road from Mexico to Guanaxuato" / Volume II: 531 pages / Volume III: (3), 493 pages with an oblong fold-out-map by W.Lowry: "Map of the different Channels by which the precious metals flow from the one Continent to the other" (being a Map of the World on which Australia is depicted as "New Holland") / Volume IV: 374 pages plus 97 unnumbered pages of an Index and one page of advertising. Volume IV includes the rare and stunning, large fold-out-map called "Points of Separation and Projected Communications between the South Sea and Atlantic Ocean" with the large center-map: "Map of the Isthmus of Huasacualco" and seven smaller detail-maps around it showing the Rio Colorado, Gulph of St.Georges, Lake of Nicaragua, Isthmus of Darien etc. etc. / Volume IV also includes diagrams showing for example: "Produce of the Mines of America since its Discovery" etc. Contemporary Hardc … [Click Below for Full Description]
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