Journal des Observations Physiques, Mathematiques et Botaniques, faites par l'ordre du Roy sur les Côtes Orientales de l'Amerique Meridionale, & dans les Indes Occidentales depuis l'année 1707. jusques en 1712. [Two Volumes]
Full contemporary speckled calf, spine with five raised bands, brown morocco lettering piece, six compartments heavily decorated
by Feuillée, Louis
A Paris: Chez Pierre Giffart ..., rue S. Jacques, 1714. First edition. Full contemporary speckled calf, spine with five raised bands, brown morocco lettering piece, six compartments heavily decorated in gilt as are board edges, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. Boards worn, split at upper rear hinge, head and tail pieces mostly worn away, institutional book plates on front pastedowns, one plate detached, two leaves misbound at p.686, about half a dozen leaves with very tiny burn marks, some minor dampstaining otherwise quite clean and very good.. V. I: [8 lvs], , -76, -504, pp., [1 blank]; V. II: [4 lvs], -767,  pp. [50 lvs]. Illustrated with V. I: 17 leaves of plates (8 folded), 14 in-text drawings; V. II: 57 leaves of plates (1 folded), 3 in-text drawings. Louis Feuillée (1660-1732) was a member of the Franciscan Order, explorer, astronomer, geographer, and botanist. In 1707, he voyaged on his second South American trip to Argentina and Chile and after a month of astronomic, botanical, and zoological surveys went on to Valparaíso and Peru. He returned to France to publish this work. A third volume, a supplement, was published in 1725. In addition to the fifty botanical plates, there are numerous views, a folding map of South America, and a number of excellent panoramas and harbor plans. Sabin 24224. Palau 90937. European Americana 714/49. Streit III:89. Pritzel 2882. Nissen Botanische 622.
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