Lot 207 of 613:
Humboldt on New Spain 1st Am. Ed. 1811  

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Title:
Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain containing researches relative to the geography of Mexico, the extent of its surface and its political division into Intendancies...

Author:
Humboldt, Alexander Von

Place:
New York

Publisher:
I. Riley

Date:
1811

Description:

2 volumes (all published). Translated from the original French by John Black. (8vo) 21x12 cm (8¼x4¾"), period calf, rebacked with earlier spine leather laid down. First American Edition.

Important observations made by Humboldt in the Spanish New World (North America), from 1799 to 1804. Howes writes that the work is "of superlative California importance." Wagner-Camp 7a:5; Howes H786; Sabin 33715.


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Condition:
Bindings worn; foxing and browning throughout; good.


 
Item number:
283655a
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