PAGAN, BLAISE FRANCOIS DE An Historical and Geographical Description of the Great Country and River of the Amazones in America....
London: John Starkey, 1661. First edition in English. Contemporary calf rebacked to style with modern lettering pieces. 6 1/8 x 4 inches (16 x 10.5 cm); , 153,  pp. with folding map. Covers detached and binding worn, blindstamp to title, bookplate, some spotting, old stain to right margin of opening leaves, overall a very clean copy retaining the rare map.
This work provides an early description of the Amazon and the natives there. First published in French in 1655, Pagan suggested that the French take control of this region and in this edition, the only printed in English, William Hamilton in the opening epistle suggests England do the same. Wing P162; Sabin 58412.
C The Explorers Club Collection
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