We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.
(212) 254-4710 ext. 0
Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.
Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.Sale 2505 | Lot 354
Price Realized: $1,063 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Click Image To Enlarge
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. , xxxvi, 280, xv, , 53; , 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