9 June 2004
AZARA, Felix de (1746-1811). Voyages dans l'Amérique méridionale. Paris: Dentu, 1809.
4 text volumes, 8o (198 x 122 mm) and large 4o atlas (340 x 264 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, and 24 engraved plates (including 7 double-page or folding maps). Text bound in 19th-century quarter calf gilt (upper spine panel of vol. II chipped away, some light wear to spine ends), atlas bound in 19th-century green quarter morocco and marbled boards (light wear to edges and rubbing to covers).
FIRST EDITION. The atlas includes folding maps of South America, Paraguay and the Province of Buenos Aires, the Government of Buenos Aires, the Government of Paraguay and part of Chaco, and the Province of Chiquitos and Government of Matagroso and of Cuyaba; eight city plans and views, including a double-page plan and view of Buenos Aires, 7 animal plates, and 4 bird plates. Palau 2097; Sabin 2541.
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