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    Sale 2505 | Lot 354
    Price Realized: $1,063With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2505 Lot 354

      (TRAVEL.) La Condamine, Charles Marie de. Journal du Voyage Fait par Ordre du Roi, a l'Équateur. 2 folding maps, 7 plates, 1 table. [2], xxxvi, 280, xv, [2], 53; [12], 266, x, viii pages. 2 volumes, without the 1754 supplement. 4to, contemporary 1/4 morocco, moderate wear; minor soiling and foxing. Paris, 1751

      Estimate $1,500 - 2,500

      first edition of La Condamine's account of the important French Geodesic Mission through what are now Peru and Ecuador, measuring the curvature of the earth at the equator. La Condamine, among many other things, made important observations on the cultivation of rubber and the cinchona. He includes a substantial section on the history of the pyramids at Quito. Palau 59002; Sabin 38479, 38483.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,063