Lot 267 of 392:
Alexander Walker on Colombia 1822  

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Title:
Colombia: Siendo Una Relacion Geografica, Topografica, Agricultural, Comercial, Politica, &c. de Aquel Pays, Adaptada para todo Lector en General, y para el Comerciante y Colono en Particular
Author:
Walker, Alexander, editor
Place:
London
Publisher:
Baldwin, Cradock, y Joy
Date:
1822
Description:

2 volumes. cxxiv, 707; vi, 685 pp. Two engraved portraits; large folding map. Text in Spanish. (8vo) 23x14 cm (9x5½") three-quarter red morocco and cloth, spines ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. First Edition.

Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Rare Spanish language edition of this important work containing an important extensive contemporary account of the war of independence, compiled with the assistance of the Venezuelan general Francisco Miranda, a major figure in the struggle for independence in South America. Much information on natural history, agriculture, politics, etc. Also published in an English language edition the same year, much more commonly encountered.

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Condition:
Light wear to bindings; pages largely unopened; near fine.
 
Item number:
275589
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