Sale: 366 / Rare Books including Marine Art, May 17./18. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 536

 
Jorge Juan y Santacilia - Voyage Historique de L'Amerique Meridionale 2 Bde. 1752


 
536
Jorge Juan y Santacilia
Voyage Historique de L'Amerique Meridionale 2 Bde. 1752
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,190
Sold:
€ 1,140 / $ 1.356

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Juan y Santacilia, J. und A. de Ulloa, Voyage historique de l'Amerique meridionale .. et qui contient une histoire des Yncas du Perou, et les observations astronomiques & physiques .. 2 vols. With 2 engr. frontispieces, 2 engr. title vignettes (rep.), 3 engr. head vignettes and 53 mostly folding copper plates, plans and plates . Paris, C. A. Jombert 1752. Contemp. smoothed marbled calf with label and floral gilt spine. 4to. 11 ll., 554 pp.; 1 l., 316 (recte 332) pp., 7 ll., pp. (3)-309, 1 ll.

Sabin 36812. - Palau 125473. - Howgego J 33. - First French edition , translated by M. de Mauvillon. The Spanish orig. edition was released in Madrid in 1748. "In 1736 the commission's expedition began its work, principally in the regions of Quito and Guayaquil. Complementary scientific observations were made of the the speed of sound and of various aspects of astronomy, physics, geography, biology and geology" (DSB VII, 183). - The coppers show details of maps and plans, navigation and measuring instruments, costumes and dresses etc., 8 Tafeln additionally with illustrations of the history of the Inca (from the Garcilasso edition from 1737). - 5 plates browned, vol. II with small trace of worming to the gutter at the beginning. Binding scuffed, edgeworn, joints brittle. However, all in all good, inside clean and broad-margined copy.

First French edition. 2 vols. With 2 engr. frontisp., 2 engr. title-vignettes (rep.), 3 engr. head-vignettes and 53 mostly folding copperplates, -maps and -plans. Contemp. calf with floral gilt spine and label. - 4 engravings browned, vol. II at beginning with small wormtrace in lower margin. Binding bumped and edges rubbed, joints to brittle or torn. In general good copy, inside clean and broadmargined.

536
Jorge Juan y Santacilia
Voyage Historique de L'Amerique Meridionale 2 Bde. 1752
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,190
Sold:
€ 1,140 / $ 1.356

(incl. 20% surcharge)