La Geografia en Laminas y Mapas, con el retrato y descricion de los usos, Trages y Costumbres de ... La Geografia en Laminas y Mapas, con el retrato y descricion de los usos, Trages y Costumbres de ... La Geografia en Laminas y Mapas, con el retrato y descricion de los usos, Trages y Costumbres de ... La Geografia en Laminas y Mapas, con el retrato y descricion de los usos, Trages y Costumbres de ...

La Geografia en Laminas y Mapas, con el retrato y descricion de los usos, Trages y Costumbres de todas las naciones, traducida libremente del frances por D.W.T de M.

D.M.T. de M.

Published by por los herederos de D. Agustin Roca, Barcelona, 1834
Condition: Spine renewed. Hardcover
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Oblong octavo, engraved frontispiece, title and 32 plates; a fine copy in original printed boards. A very good copy of this very rare illustrated Spanish edition of the costumes of the world, after the original French publication La Géographie en estampes ou m?urs et costumes des différens peuples de la terre (Paris, 1815). The French edition seems to have been republished several times, but this is the only edition of this Spanish translation of which we are aware.Each of the four main sections - Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas - has its own engraved map as a section head, the maps with interesting animals in the surrounds: the American map, for example, is surrounded by a turkey, bear, seal, beaver and a llama. The American section includes a diverse range of nationalities, including Canadians, Greenlanders, Cubans, Californians, and Patagonians, but concludes with an engraving showing Tahitians and Sandwich Islanders, with a note that these island groups are separated from America by an immense ocean, but are nonetheless the most significant in the region.New Holland makes an unusual appearance as the most distant part of Asia, although this is as much to do with convenience as geography. The Asian section begins with the Turks, and meanders its way south-eastward, featuring groups such as the Arabs, Persians, Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Tartars, Georgians, Kamchatkans, and Filipinos, before coming to rest in New Holland. The accompanying note for New Holland is perhaps surprisingly general, but does include facts such as how this "fifth part of the world" is as big as all of Europe, and now has several substantial English settlements, as well as very brief notes on the mineral wealth and animals of the continent.The engraved frontispiece is a tableau featuring a woman surrounded by the instruments of navigation, including a large terrestrial globe, charts, and telescopes; she gestures with her left hand towards a ship, while the names of Cook, La Pérouse and Bougainville are written on oval-shaped tablets at her feet. Bookseller Inventory # 3605521

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Title: La Geografia en Laminas y Mapas, con el ...

Publisher: por los herederos de D. Agustin Roca, Barcelona

Publication Date: 1834

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Spine renewed.

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We specialise in travel & voyage books, particularly relating to the Pacific, rare printed and manuscript Australiana, illustrated books and children's literature, colour-plate books including natural history, historical maps and prints, literature and history, and early Australian paintings and voyage art. For many years Hordern House has also been a highly regarded specialist publisher, and has attracted an international reputation for its fine quality publications.

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