• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 283

    FRÉZIER, Amédée François. Allerneuste Reise nach der Süd-See und denen Küsten von Chili, Peru und Brasilien. Hamburg: Heirs of Thomas von Wiering, 1718.

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    FRÉZIER, Amédée François. Allerneuste Reise nach der Süd-See und denen Küsten von Chili, Peru und Brasilien. Hamburg: Heirs of Thomas von Wiering, 1718.

    8o (168 x 103 mm). Engraved frontispiece and 10 engraved maps and plates (4 folding). Contemporary calf, spine gilt, central gilt cypher on sides.

    FIRST GERMAN EDITION. Frezier was sent in 1712 to Chile and Peru in order to establish defences along the coasts. He studied the ports, towns and various places he visited and collected scientific material. Frézier was well-received by the governor at Santa Catharina, after they had been attacked by Duguay-Trouin. He writes about the slave trade, notes the large Jewish population in Bahia, and describes the churches and commerce. Alden & Landis 716/55; Sabin 25924.


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