• 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 291

    KOSTER, Henry (d. 1820). Travels in Brazil. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816.

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    KOSTER, Henry (d. 1820). Travels in Brazil. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816.

    4o (285 x 223 mm). Engraved folding map, 2 plans and 7 hand-colored aquatint plates, with the final advertisement leaf (light browning and offsetting). Modern half calf, uncut.

    FIRST EDITION of this "classic work on the North of Brazil" (Borba de Moraes). Henry Koster, the son of a sugar merchant from Oporto, emigrated to Brazil in 1809, where he settled in Pernambuco until his death in 1820. This work was published during one of several visits the author made to England. Abbey Travel 704; Borba de Moaraes I, p. 437; Sabin 38272.


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