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[PERU]. - [PERU]. Peru, nach seinem gegenwärtigen Zustande dargestellt aus dem Mercurio Peruano. Two volumes in one. Weimar 1807 & 1808.

. Pp. xiv, 574 + xxviii, 380. With 2 folding maps. Modern boards. Library stamps on front paste down. A German version of a collection of articles taken from the "El Mercurio Peruano", a newspaper which appeared twice a week from January 1791 - April 1794 in Lima. The articles deal with natural history, minearology, commerce, geography, topography, etc and travels of the missionaries (Franciscans) in the mountainous regions of Peru. Volume one contains a German translation of Joseph Skinner's "The Present State of Peru...", London 1805, translated by Ch. Weyland and published by F.I. Bertruch. Volume two contains a translation of the last 6 volumes of the "Mercurio Peruano", which was never translated into English. Here translated from the original Spanish by E.A. Schmidt and published by F.I. Bertruch. Another German edition (Hamburg 1806) contains only the first part. (see Palau 315565). Cf Abbey, Travel 723. Cf Colas 2751. Palau 315566 (M. Sobreviela). Sabin 61153.
EUR 750.00 [Appr.: US$ 909.15 | £UK 676.5 | JP¥ 94702] Booknumber: 14385

Total: EUR 750.00 [Appr.: US$ 909.15 | £UK 676.5 | JP¥ 94702]

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