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CANDELIER, Henri. Rio-Hacha et les Indiens Goajires. Paris, Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1893.Original red cloth, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. With 42 plates and illustrations. XX,282 pp. First edition. - Through this publication, the author records his knowledge about indigenous communities in La Guajira, Colombia, including fine engravings that complement the descriptions presented by the French traveler. Candelier décrit en détail leur aspect physique, leur caractère, leur vêtements, leurs armes, leurs coutumes, leur croyances et conclut: la péninsule Goajire n'est pas un beau pays, ni un pays bien sûr pour les civilisès (Broc, Dictionaire illustré des explorateurs .. Amérique, p. 57). - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 36649 ]

€ 350,00

JUAN, Jorge & Antonio de ULLOA. 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. [Boeknr.: 1662 ]

€ 2250,00

JUAN, Jorge & Antonio de ULLOA. A voyage to South America: describing at large the Spanish cities, towns, provinces, etc on that extensive continent. Translated from the original Spanish; with notes and observations, and an account of the Brazils by J. Adams. 4th edition. London, J. Stockdale (etc.), 1806.2 volumes. Contemporary straight grained morocco, gilt fillets round sides, spines richly gilt (1 hinge cracked but holding). With folding map and 7 engraved folding plates. XXVII,479; (2),419,(14) pp. First published in Spanish in Madrid in 1748 Relacion historica del viage a la America meridional. - An account of a voyage to South America by two Spanish Captains, Jorge Juan y Santacilia (1713-1773) and Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795). Both Captains were skilled in mathematics, astronomy and navigation, and were selected to join Charles-Marie de la Condamine (1701-1774) on a scientific voyage to South America initiated by the French Académie des Sciences in 1735. Giving the result of the ten years' travel and observation by a group of leading European scientists. It is one of the best Spanish accounts of gold and silver mining in the 18th-century. Primary source for the history of Peru, Chili, Ecuador and Colombia. The appendix on Brazil written by J. Adams appeared for the first time in the third edition. Sabin 36813; Palau 125477. [Boeknr.: 1666 ]

€ 875,00

PERIJA. La región de Perijá y sus habitantes. (Caracas), Universidad del Zulia, 1953.Original wrappers, with dust-jacket. With many plates (several in colours) and illustrations. 556 pp. Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales La Salle. - Dealing with ethnography, zoology, botany and antropology in the Serranía del Perijá, a mountain range, an extension of the eastern Andean branch (Cordillera Oriental), in northern South America, between Colombia and Venezuela. [Boeknr.: 36715 ]

€ 65,00

POOLE, Francis. Queen Charlotte Islands. A narrative of discovery and adventure in the North Pacific. Edited by John W. Lyndon. London, Hurst & Blackett, 1872.Contemporary half green calf, spine richly gilt. With engraved vignette on titlepage depicting Log-house, Burnaby Island, 2 maps and 3 woodengraved plates. XIV,347 pp. First edition. - One of the few books specifically devoted to the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia, based on the diaries of the first resident Englishman, and edited by John Wyse under the pseudonym of John W. Lyndon. Francis Poole, civil and mining engineer, was employed in 1862 by the Queen Charlotte Mining Company to prospect and develop copper mines at Skincuttle. Sabin 64029. [Boeknr.: 36714 ]

€ 425,00

SIEVERS, W. Reise in der Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Leipzig, Gressner & Schramm, 1887.Original half cloth, spine lettered in gilt (library number in ink on spine). With 8 plates and illustrations by A. Göring. (8),290 pp. First edition; with bookplate of Friedrich Weber. - Located in northern Colombia, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain ranges are geographically an isolated part of the Central Cordilleras of South America. [Boeknr.: 36626 ]

€ 125,00


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