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Volcans des Cordillères de Quito et du Mexique.Paris, Gide and J. Baudry (colophon and back of half-title: printed by E. Thunot & Co.), 1854. Oblong 4to. With 12 engraved plates, of which 9 tinted views, 2 plans and 1 cross section. Half cloth, original printed paper sides.
BMC NH, p. 889; Sabin 33749; cf. Löwenberg 219; Ward 1154. First French edition of a series of 12 plates (with letterpress descriptions) concerning volcanoes of the Andean Cordillera, around Quito and Mexico, after drawings by the great German naturalist and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859). This area was named "the avenue of volcanoes" by Humboldt in 1802 as there is no other place in the world with such a high concentration of volcanoes.It was originallly published in German as Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico as part of Humboldt's Kleinere Schriften (1853) and this first French edition is published as the atlas volume of Mélanges de Géologie et physique génerale but often found separately.Good copy, with several spots.
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