Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 342

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(GUATEMALA.) Morelet, Arthur. Voyage dans l'Amérique centrale, l'Ile de Cuba et le Yucatan. Folding map, 2 plates of music, text illustrations. [4], 337, [2]; [4], 323, [2] pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary 1/4 morocco, minor wear; front hinge split, 2 short tears to map repaired with cello tape on verso, foxing, rear flyleaves clipped; later Havana bookseller's tag on front free endpaper. Paris, 1857

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first edition. Morelet was a French naturalist. Most of this work is devoted to his explorations in Guatemala, but other chapters cover travels in Cuba and elsewhere in the Yucatan. It was later translated into English and German. Palau 181582; Sabin 50591. Only one other set known at auction (Swann, 6 March 1997, lot 337).