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ULLOA, Antonio de; JUAN, Jorge
A voyage to South-America: describing at large the Spanish cities, towns, provinces, &c. on that extensive continent. Interspersed throughout with reflections on the genius, customs, manners, and trade of the inhabitants; together with the natural history of the country. And an account of their gold and silver mines. Undertaken by command of His Majesty the king of Spain,
London: for L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1760. 1760 Juan & Ulloa Scientific Voyages to South America GOLD MINING Incan PERU 2vAntonio de Ulloa and Jorge Juan, two prominent Spanish naval officers, embarked on journey to South America, where they eventually settled exploring from Ecuador to Peru. During this time of exploration, they discovered the metallic element platinum. This journey led them to becoming two of the most important European scientists of the early 18th-century. They published an account of their expedition, a work that was met with immediate popularity - translated from the original Spanish into English and other European languages. 'A Voyage to South-America' is one of the best Spanish accounts of gold and silver mining in the 18th-century. It is also filled with observations and discoveries on anthropology, geology, plants, and animals.According to Sabin,"Juan and Ulloa's Travels [is] the most entertaining and satisfactory work of its kind!"Per Hill,"The end result was a fund of important scientific observations in various fields, as well as the knowledge that the earth was not perfectly spherical but flattened at the poles."Item number: #12291Price: $950ULLOA, Antonio de; JUAN, JorgeA voyage to South-America: describing at large the Spanish cities, towns, provinces, &c. on that extensive continent. Interspersed throughout with reflections on the genius, customs, manners, and trade of the inhabitants; together with the natural history of the country. And an account of their gold and silver mines. Undertaken by command of His Majesty the king of Spain,London … [Click Below for Full Description]
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