Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(CALIFORNIA.) Chappe d'Auteroche, Jean. Voyage en Californie por l´observation du passage de Vénus sur le disque du solèil. Folding plan, 3 plates, folding table. [4], 170, [2] pages. 4to, modern calf in period style by Bayntun of Bath; minor repairs to half-title and title pages and leaf I-1, minor dampstaining to last few leaves, edges tinted red. Paris: Jombet, 1772

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first edition. A joint French-Spanish expedition to Baja California to view the Transit of Venus. The author contracted a fatal case of yellow fever two days after his observations. Includes a large folding plan of Mexico City, likely by José Antonio Alzate (illustrated). Cowan 1933, page 114; Hill 278; Howes C299 ("aa"); Palau 67059; Sabin 12003; Streeter sale IV:2443 ("a thrilling account of a race against time"); Wagner, Spanish Southwest 158.