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Historische reisbeschryving van geheel Zuid-America; gedaan op bevel des konings van Spanje.
- Goes, Jacobus Huysman, 1771-72.2 volumes. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, with morocco title-labels to spines (2 hinges sl. damaged but strongly holding). With title-pages printed in red and black, engraved allegorical frontispiece, 11 engraved plates (6 folding) and 14 folding maps and plans by H. Vinkeles, J. van Schley, and J. van Jagen. (8),XXIV,428; VIII,IV,406 pp.* First Dutch edition, with new and improved plates and maps; first published in Spanish in Madrid in 1748 Relacion historica del viage a la America meridional. - The most comprehensive 18th century account of South America giving the results of the scientific expedition by a group of leading European scientists. Primary source for the history of Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia. This voyage arose out of the desire of the French government. Members of the Academy of Sciences, under the leadership of Charles-Marie de la Condamine, together with two of the most scientific officers of the Spanish navy, Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795) and Jorge Juan y Santacilla (1713-1773), 'carried on a series of operations of unexampled difficulty and encountered hardships and sufferings which demanded the strength of the strongest constitutions and the energy of minds stimulated by a love of science' (Cox II, p.275). 'Juan and Ulloa's Travels may be selected as the most entertaining and satisfactory work of its kind' (Sabin 36813). - A very fine copy.Tiele 1120; Cat. NHSM I, p.281; Muller, America, 826; Sabin 36804; Howgego p.559. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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