1807 Juan & Ulloa Scientific Voyages to South America Minerology Incan PERU 2v

JUAN, George & ULLOA, Antonio de

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“Juan and Ulloa’s Travels [is] the most entertaining and satisfactory work of its kind!” (Sabin)

This landmark work on scientific exploration is filled with observations and discoveries on anthropology, geology, plants and animals, and minerology!

Two prominent Spanish naval officers, Antonio de Ulloa and Jorge Juan, embarked on journey to South America, where they eventually settled exploring from Ecuador to Peru. During this time of exploration, they discovered the metallic element platinum! Both men became prominent European scientists, and their mission and efforts were recorded in the mid-18th-century and eventually translated into English from the original Spanish in 1806. This fifth edition printing is considered the best edition and more desirable even than the first edition!

Item number: #125

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1807 Juan & Ulloa Scientific Voyages to South America Minerology Incan PERU 2v

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“Juan and Ulloa’s Travels [is] the most entertaining and satisfactory work of its kind!” (Sabin)

 

This landmark work on scientific exploration is filled with observations and discoveries on anthropology, geology, plants and animals, and minerology!

Two prominent Spanish naval officers, Antonio de Ulloa and Jorge Juan, embarked on journey to South America, where they eventually settled exploring from Ecuador to Peru. During this time of exploration, they discovered the metallic element platinum! Both men became prominent European scientists, and their mission and efforts were recorded in the mid-18th-century and eventually translated into English from the original Spanish in 1806. This fifth edition printing is considered the best edition and more desirable even than the first edition!

Item number: #125

Price: $750

JUAN, George & ULLOA, Antonio de.

A voyage to South America. Describing at large the Spanish cities, towns, provinces, &c. on that extensive continent: undertaken, by command of the king of Spain, by Don George Juan, and Don Antonio de Ulloa, Captains of the Spanish Navy.

London: printed for John Stockdale [et al], 1807. Fifth edition, stated. 2 volumes. SABIN 581. Illustrated with Map and 7 folded plates. Best edition, according to Sabin. John Adams of Waltham, translated.

Notes & contents:

  • Collated: [xxvii], 479, plates [5]; [iv], 419, 14, plates [2]
  • Illustrations include:
    • I – Bay of Carthagina / Plan of Carthagina
    • II – Plan of the harbor and town of Porto Bellow / Plan of the city of Quito
    • III – Map of South America
    • IV – View of the Desert of Cotopaxi / View of a torrent, and the manner of passing it / Works of the ancient Indians, found in their tombs
    • V – four figures
    • VI – Plan of Lima / Port of Callao / Beasts / Peruvian Dress
    • VII – Plan of Cape Francois, island of St. Domingo / Men of Chili / Hunting in Chili
  • Provenance:
    • Bookplate – Henry Westropp
    • Handwritten – D.E. Worcester
  • Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

JUAN, George & ULLOA, Antonio de

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete