Sale 20JJ02 | Lot 60

[CHILE-COLOR PLATE] SCHMIDTMEYER, PETER. Travels into Chile, over the Andes, in the years 1820 and 1821, with some Sketches of Chile, and Arauco.

Catalogue: Travel, Natural History, Americana and Sporting Books
[CHILE-COLOR PLATE]  SCHMIDTMEYER, PETER. Travels into Chile, over the Andes, in the years 1820 and 1821, with some Sketches of Chile, and Arauco.

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Lot 60
[CHILE-COLOR PLATE] SCHMIDTMEYER, PETER. Travels into Chile, over the Andes, in the years 1820 and 1821, with some Sketches of Chile, and Arauco.
London: printed for the author, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1824. Old blue cloth, likely publisher's, all edges sprinkled red. 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches (29.5 x 27 cm); [2], 378, [2] pp.; plate collation as per Abbey, with three maps and plans (one letterpress only) and 26 plates, one of which consists of a folding strip with plates 26-9, which Abbey calls simply plate 26; 9 plates colored, the balance uncolored, variously signed by Aglio or Scharf after Schmidtmeyer and General J. Paroissien (and many unsigned). No plate XXX was issued. The binding rather worn, with a portion of the spine loose and with some losses to the head and foot, intermittent foxing to the text (many leaves clean, others rather heavily spotted, apparently the result of a paper flaw), a very occasional stain to the fore-margin, the first plate of the waterspout with a pale dampstain, the map of Santiago backed in linen.
One of the few color plate books on Chile, after the Paris edition, this has an interesting text describing the physical geography, agriculture, ethnography, accounts of mining and metallurgy etc. Abbey, Travel 715; Sabin 77692


C From the Collection of Quentin Keynes; Gift to his American doctor

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $1,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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Travel, Natural History, Americana and Sporting Books

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