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Alcide D'Orbigny's Atlas w/15 plates 1839  

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L'Homme Americain (de L'Amerique Meridionale) Considere Sous Ses Rapports Physiologiques Et Moraux. Atlas.

D'Orbigny, Alcide





[2] pp. plus 15 engraved plates, including 1 hand-colored. (4to) 35x26 cm (14x10"), period three quarter leather and cloth, gilt spine with raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers. First Edition. 

With the decorative bookplate of archaeologist and collector A.D. Passmore. This is the atlas volume only from the first edition of the study by the naturalist and French explorer Alcide D'Orbigny, on findings made on a mission for the Paris Museum, in which he visited Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia and returned to France with an enormous collection of more than 10,000 natural history specimens. The 15 plates of the atlas represent skulls, mummies, objects and various artifacts.

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Fair amount of rubbing and discoloration to binding; light to moderate foxing throughout; very good.

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