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ANDERSON, Alexander D. The Silver Country or the Great Southwest. A review of the mineral and other wealth, the attractions and material development of the former kingdom of New Spain, comprising Mexico and the Mexican cessions to the United States in 1848 and 1853. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1877.Original green cloth, with map of New Spain in black to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. With folding map (some tears rep.). 221 pp. First edition. - The first important work on the whole of America's Southwest, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, including much information on the gold and silver mines, agriculture and stockraising, topography and climate, etc. - Blind-stamped library stamp on title-page, otherwise fine.Cowan p.5. [Boeknr.: 8438 ]

€ 150,00

BUSSIERRE, Marie Théodore de. L'empire Mexicain. Histoire des Toltèques, des Chichimèques, des Aztèques et de la conquête Espagnole. Paris, Henri Plon, 1863.Original embossed cloth. 427 pp. First edition. - Marie-Théodore Renouard, Viscount of Bussierre ( 1802 - 1865 ) was a French diplomat, traveller, ethnologist and a writer. - (Some foxing).Sabin 9561. [Boeknr.: 8477 ]

€ 175,00

HAZARD, Samuel. Santo Domingo, past and present; with a glance at Hayti. New York, Harper & Brothers,1873.Original pictorial cloth (spine discoloured). With frontispiece, folding map and numerous wood-engravings. XXIX,511 pp. First edition. - An historical, topographical and economic account of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, profusely illustarted. Samuel Hazard went to Santo Domingo in 1871 as an independent newspaper correspondent to report on the United States Commission that was investigating the overall condition of the island. Congress had been considering Santo Domingo's application for admission into the Union. The volume includes a substantial bibliography. [Boeknr.: 8443 ]

€ 275,00

HIGGINS, Henry H. Notes by a field-naturalist in the western tropics. From a journal kept on board the royal Mersey steam yacht 'Argo' Liverpool, E. Howell, 1877.Original decorated cloth (sl. discoloured). With 2 maps (1 folding) and 17 lithographed plates after J.E. Worrall. 205 pp. First edition. - Venezuela and the islands of Grenada, Trinidad, Jamaica, Dominica, Cuba and the Bahamas were visited. [Boeknr.: 8527 ]

€ 275,00

PRESCOTT, William Hickling. The conquest of Mexico. With an introduction by T.A. Joyce. London, Chatto & Windus, 1922.2 volumes. 4to. Original red pictorial cloth, spines lettered in gilt (spines sl. discoloured). With numerous illustrations by Keith Henderson. XXXVIII,480; VIII,485 pp. First published in 1843. - Prescott worked largely from primary sources to describe the Aztec civilization, having rejected most secondary sources as being too biased. - Standard work. [Boeknr.: 36726 ]

€ 95,00

SQUIER, E(phraim) G(eorge). Nicaragua; its people, scenery, monuments, and the proposed interoceanic canal. New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1852.2 volumes. Original embossed cloth (spines discoloured). With 4 maps (2 folding) and 29 plates (including tinted and coloured plates) and 60 woodengravings. XXII,424; IV,452 pp. First edition. - Squier (1821-1888) was an American journalist, archaeologist, and diplomat. He became an authority on Central America and on the archaeological ruins of native Americans in New York, Ohio, Central America, and Peru. Nicaragua is considered his best book (Hill 1621). Squier's contact with Latin America came initially through several diplomatic posts which he held, and led to his becoming a recognized authority and author, especially on Central American affairs as well as its archaeology and ethnology. - A wealth of information about all aspects of Nicaragua. Sabin 89980; Howgego IV, p.868-869; Palau 321.786; Abbey, Travel, 673. . [Boeknr.: 36622 ]

€ 675,00

STEPHENS, JOHN L Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan. London, John Murray, 1841.2 volumes. Later brown buckram with calf labels on spines. With folding map and 77 plates and plans (2 double-page). 424; 474 pp. First edition. - 'Central America, like Mexico, was not fully explored at the beginning of the 19th century, and remained neglected until nearly half of that century had passed .. A change came with the journeys of John Stephens, whose Incidents of travel called attention to the wealth of archaeological remains awaiting the investigator' (Baker p.396). John Stephens travelled together with Frederick Catherwood who made the drawings. Their discoveries of the lost Mayan civilization did much to awaken scientific interest in the ancient cultures of Central America. Stephens and Catherwood are credited for the discovery of the Maya civilization, and through their publications brought the Maya back into the minds of the Western World. It sold 12.000 copies in the first four months and went through twelve editions in the first year (Howgego II, p.566). - A landmark of archaeology. - (Foxed).Sabin 91297. [Boeknr.: 4938 ]

€ 850,00


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