Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 287

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(BRAZIL.) La Condamine, Charles Marie de. Relation abrégée d'un Voyage fait dans l'Interieur de l'Amérique Méridionale, bound as issued with Lettre a Madame sure l'Emeute Populaire excite' e en la Ville de Cuenca au Perou and Pieces Justificatives. Folding map, folding plate. [8], xvi, 216; [2], 108 pages. 8vo, later calf gilt, rebacked with original backstrip laid down, minor wear; minor foxing; bookplate on front pastedown, inked library number stamps on verso of title and page 33. Paris, 1745-46-45

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first edition. Recounts La Condamine's return voyage down the Amazon from its source, following his famous equatorial expedition. "Of great importance, because for the first time the long course of the Amazon was penetrated by a man of science capable of making astronomical observations. . . . Written in a very lively and picturesque style"--Borba de Moraes, page I:446. European Americana 745/115, 746/109; Medina BHA 3371n; Palau 129370-1; Sabin 38484.