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Eschwege, W. L. Von
Journal von Brasilien, oder vermischte Nachrichten aus Brasilien, auf wissenschaftliche Reisen gesammelt.
- Weimar, Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, 1818-[1819]. Two parts in one. 8vo. xvi, 242 pp.; xii, 304 pp. with 11 engraved folded plates (one in two parts), and maps (of which three hand-coloured); several folded tables in the text. Later marbled boards. Spine with gilt title on red morocco label. edges yellow.l A rare early work on the geography, geology, ethnography, and botany of Brazil. Includes the map of Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande region, and the important very large, folded handcoloured orographical and geological maps and profiles of the Rio de Janeiro to Villa Rica (1811), in two parts; an aquatinted frontispiece in the second part showing the mountains of the Brazilian coast, a view of Botafogo, etc. Inoffensive, old library stamp on verso of titles. One plate partly split along fold, otherwise a very good, near spotless copy. Borba de Moraes I, 293; Henze II, 182; Sabin, 22828.(Postage on this item might be more than indicated, please inquire) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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