Paris: Didot, 1763. ,xiv,,294,pp. plus thirty plates (eight folding). Quarto. Half calf and marbled boards, leather label, in antique style. Minor scattered foxing and dampstaining, but a generally clean copy. Very good. An important account of Guiana by French hydrographer and geographer, Jacques Nicolas Bellin. Bellin covers all aspects of life on Guiana including the trade, native customs and indigenous plants and animals. With lovely copperplate engravings by Croisey of plants and animals. There are also numerous maps, showing different parts of the country in great detail, down to individual plantations. The primary production of the plantations was indigo, and plates also illustrate its production. SABIN 4551.
(Inventory #: WRCAM51185)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.