Lot 163 of 435:
Exploring the west coast with Malaspina in 1791  

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$300 - $500

Title:
Tomas de Suria y su Viaje con Malaspina, 1791
Author:
Fernandez, Justino
Place:
Mexico
Publisher:
Porrua Hermanos
Date:
1939
Description:

134, [6] pp. 17 pages of plates and folding map. (8vo) 120-8x15.4 cm (8¼x6"), original wrappers. Number 39 of 500 copies.

Tomas de Suria was part of the scientific expedition led by Alejandro Malaspina to the north Pacific coast in 1789-94. Henry Wagner described Suria's journal as "the only unofficial journal with one exception that I have ever seen of any of the Spanish voyages to the northwest coast and the frank expression of his opinions, which would not be tolerated in an official journal, adds intense interest to his account." An important source for this great voyage of exploration, including Nootka Sound and the California coast (Monterey). The present volume is a summary and retranslation from Suria's Diary, which had been translated into English by Wagner. It is illustrated with drawings by Suria of natives of the northwest coast region, maps, and reproductions of artistic works by Suria such as engravings, medals, and drawings. An appendix lists Suria's graphic works and engravings in chronological order. Hill 591.

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Condition:
Wrappers with foxing and soiling, spine and adjacent portions of wrappers dampstained; occasional light pencil marks in margins; good condition.
 
Item number:
290424
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