1852-53 Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, during the Years 1799-1804
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Translated and edited by Thomasina Ross. Originally published in 1814-26 under title 'Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of the New Continent.'
Telling of Alexander de Humboldt and Aime Bonpland's travels through the equinoctial regions of America from 1799 to 1804. Complete in three volumes.
Featuring descriptions of the Canary Islands, Tenerife, Araya, New Andalusia, Venezuela, &c. with notes and observations on the life of locals, earthquakes, historical remarks, and more.
Alexander de Humboldt was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and philosopher in the late 18th and early 19th century.
His descriptions of American travel were the first depictions of the land from a modern Western scientific point of view. He was one of the first people to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined.
Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns dated 1880.
From Bohn's Standard Library series.
In the original publisher's uniform full cloth bindings. Externally with shelf wear, bumped to head and tail of spine and extremities, boards lightly marked. Light chipping and loss to head and tail of spine, particularly to vol. I; back strip darkened. Internally generally firmly bound. Pages clean with only odd light spotting to occasional leaf, particularly to first and last few. Pages otherwise generally very clean throughout.
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