Lot 102 of 435:
Duflot de Mofras' Travels on the Pacific Coast  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$360
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Duflot de Mofras' Travels on the Pacific Coast
Author:
Duflot du Mofras, [Eugene]
Place:
Santa Ana
Publisher:
Fine Arts Press
Date:
1937
Description:

2 volumes. Translated, edited, and annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Foreword by Frederick Webb Hodge. 8 plates from early sources including folding facsimile map. (8vo)  original morocco-backed boards, spines lettered in gilt. First Edition in English.

"The author of this work was attached to the French embassy in Mexico City. He arrived in Monterey in May, 1841, remaining about five months... He aimed to give a complete description of the country, its past history and present condition. He met Lieutenant Wilkes and Sir George Simpson. Each seemed to feel out the others as to the future policy of their countries towards California" - Zamorano. Howes notes that the work "forms an admirable supplement to Humboldt's account of the same region...." Howes D542; Zamorano Eighty 30.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
One corner bumped; else fine.
 
Item number:
289982
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