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SOUTH AMERICAN SKETCHES; On a Visit to Rio de Janeiro, the Organ Mountains, La Plata, and the Paran?.
Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green., New York: 1863 - 414 pp. First edition, first printing; contemporary half morocco, gilt spine title lettering,[ 20 x 13 cm]; xviii, [i, errata leaf], 414 pp, folding colored map, 5 plates including frontis, four of which are colored lithographs. one in black and white (of Mendoza, Arg.). Binding tight; rubbed; light foxing interior; see additional images provided. The author was a founder and president of the Alpine Club. The author states: "The illustrations, with the exception of that which is taken from an interesting photograph of the ruins of Mendoza after the earthquake, are from rough sketches taken by myself upon the spot, and completed by the kindness of my friends. The map is upon too small a scale compared with the immensity of the country to enter upon much detail, but it is sufficient to give a general notion of the mighty basin of La Plata with the adjoining territories." Pasted on to inside front cover, J. Armstrong-Foster, "Chestwood," near Barnstaple, North Devon, with the date 6th February 1906 handwritten below. ? Borba de Moraes says: The author, a British tourist, first visited Rio on his way to Buenos Aires. He returned to rio later, making excursions into the Serra dos Org?os (Petropolis and Therezopolis), and traveling to Juiz de F?ra. Four of the five colored views relate to Brazil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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