Central America

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, H. Plon, 1863.Contemporary embossed cloth. 427 pp. First edition. - Marie-Théodore Renouard, Viscount of Bussierre ( 1802 - 1865 ) was a French diplomat, traveller, ethnologist and a writer.Sabin 9561. [Boeknr.: 8477 ]

€ 195,00

LEWIS, Matthew Gregory. Journal of a West India proprietor, kept during a residence in the island of Jamaica. London, J. Murray, 1834.Later half morocco. 408 pp. First edition. - Account of two journeys in Jamaica in 1815 - 1817, published posthumously. Lewis inherited extensive property in Jamaica and wrote this journal during his visits there in 1815 and 1817. On his second visit he contracted the yellow fever which led to his death on the voyage home. 'An interesting document dealing with the state of the island after the abolition of the slave trade and before the freeing of the blacks' (Ragatz p.227). - A fine copy of one of the best pictures of Caribbean plantation life.Sabin 40821; Work p.268. [Boeknr.: 8537 ]

€ 225,00

SQUIER, E(phraim) G(eorge). Der centralamerikanische Staat Nicaragua in bezug auf sein Volk, seine Natur und seine Denkmaeler. Nebst einer ausführlichen Abhandlung über den projectirten interoceanischen Kanal. Ins Deutsch übertragen von Eduard Hoepfner und mit einem Vorworte begleitet von Carl Ritter. Leipzig, Dyk'sche Buchhandlung, 1854.Later half red morocco, spine ribbed. With 4 maps (2 folding) and 33 steelengravings (4 coloured and 9 folding). XVIII,570 pp. First German edition; original edition was published in New York in 1852: Nicaragua, its people, scenery, monuments, and the proposed interoceanic canal. - 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). - A wealth of information about all aspects of Nicaragua. - (Title-page soiled).Sabin 89957; Engelmann p.211;Henze V, p.204; Howgego IV, p.868-869; Palau 321.786. [Boeknr.: 30721 ]

€ 325,00

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