7 - 8 April 2004
SCHMIDTMEYER, Peter. Travels into Chile, over the Andes, in the Years 1820 and 1821. London: printed for the author, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1824.
4° (280 x 215 mm). 2 folding lithographic plans, one hand-coloured, 26 lithographic plates, including 18 hand-coloured and one folding, by G. Scharf and A. Aglio after Schmidtmeyer and General J. Paroissien. (Some text leaves lightly spotted, occasional light browning, uncut, small tear to title of folding plan.) 20th-century red morocco gilt.
Schmidtmeyer's work, previously published in Paris, contains 'sketches of the productions and agriculture; mines and metallurgy; inhabitants, history, and other features, of America; particularly of Chile, and Arauco'. Abbey Travel 715; Sabin 77692.
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