GILLESPIE, Alexander. Reis door de binnenlanden van Rio de la Plata, in het jaar 1806. Naar het Engelsch, volgens eene Hoogduitsche vertaling. Amsterdam, Wed. G.A. Diederichs & Zoon, 1820.Contemporary boards. IV,154,(4) pp. First Dutch edition, originally published in English in 1819. The Dutch edition is a translation from the German edition issued in Ethnograpisch Archiv, 1820. Rare description of Rio de la Plata and Buenos Aires. With at the end an account on Chili. - (Some foxing).Cat. NHSM I, p.283; Not in Tiele; Sabin 27392 (German ed. only). [Boeknr.: 12508 ]

€ 450,00

GILLISS, James Melville. The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the southern hemisphere, during the years 1849-'50-'51-'52. Vol.I-II: Chili, the Andes and the Pampas. Washington, A.O.P. Nicholson, 1855.2 volumes. 4to. Original embossed cloth, with gilt illustration on frontcovers, rebacked (the original gilt spines partly laid down). With tinted lithographed frontispiece, large folding panoramic view of Santiago (29 x 175 cm) coloured by hand, coloured costume plate of an Araucanian chief, 3 plans, 3 coloured lithographs depicting Indian antiquities, 4 tinted lithographed views, 6 maps (4 folding), 11 wood-engravings, 15 brightly coloured lithographed plates depicting birds and 17 lithographed plates depicting reptiles, fishes etc. XIII,556; X,300 pp. First edition. - Congress financed an expedition to Chili and Argentina, led by James Melville Gilless and assisted by A. MacRae, S.L. Phelps and E.R. Smith. The expedition took back to Washington a large number of scientific observations on Chili's and Argentina's geography, climate, earthquakes, government, social condition, mineral and agricultural resources, commerce, etc. - Vol. III and VI are dealing with meteorological observations, vol. IV and V were never published. - Foxed and some marginal waterstaining in vol. I, otherwise a good copy.Sabin 27419; Palau 102244; Leclerc 1957. [Boeknr.: 10940 ]

€ 975,00

HEAD, Francis Bond. Rough notes taken during some rapid journeys across the Pampas and among the Andes. 2nd edition. London, John Murray, 1826.Contemporary green polished calf, gilt fillets round sides, inner dentelles, spine richly gilt in compartments, with red and brown labels to spine. XI,309 pp. First edition published the same year. - In 1825 Head sailed for Buenos Aires with a staff of Cornish miners, and crossed the Pampas, only to find that the concessions had in the meantime been granted to rival companies. Leaving his staff at Mendoza he returned to Buenos Aires for instructions, then made his way overland to Santiago de Chile. He then re-crossed the Andes, collected the miners left at Mendoza and took the entire party back to Chile, where they travelled some 2000 kilometres prospecting for mines. When it became evident that local managers were reluctant to employ European staff, Head took his miners back to Buenos Aires and returned with them to England .. His book, which earned him the nickname of 'Galloping Head', was praised by Darwin for its accuracy (Howgego p.277). - A fine copy.Sabin 31134. [Boeknr.: 8561 ]

€ 375,00

SCHMIDT, Hans. Op zoek naar't geluk in Argentinië en Paraguay. Geautoriseerde vertaling van C. van der Tonge-Koster. Laren, A.G. Schoonderbeek, (1921). 8vo. Modern cloth, original decorated frontwrapper mounted. With photographic plates. 194 pp. First published in Leipzig in 1921 Meine Jagd nach dem Glueck in Argentinien und Paraguay : Reise-, Arbeits- und Jagdabenteuer. [Boeknr.: 36738 ]

€ 65,00

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