Collection of travel exploration of South and North America. With 19 copperengravings (10 folded maps). The maps of N. Bellin showing: (1) South-American continent, (2) Gulf of St. Lawrence with the Islands of Anticosti, Isle St. Jean, Isle Royale and Newfoundland, (3) Central America, (4) South Peru with Lima, (5) South Peru and Bolivia with Lake Titicaca, (6) Paraguay, (7) Plan of Cusco, (8) very detailed large map of Ecuador "Karte von der Provinz Quito in Peru" (57x34 cm), (9) course of the Amazon River, (10) Plan of Santiago, Chile. The illustrations showing Indians of South America, Maya Pyramids and a mythical ceremony during lunar eclipse. German edition.
Partly waterstained in margins, some pages with creases, one plate cut into needle line, overall good conditions, complete.
J. J. Schwabe was a German writer, translator and publisher born 1714 in Magdeburg. He was publisher of the most notable travelogue of the 18th century in Germany. It was published 1747 until 1774 in 21 volumes in Leipzig and was based on the English New general collection of voyages and travels (Thomas Astley, 4 vol, 1745-1747) and the French Histoire générale des voyages (Antoine François Prévost, 20 vol., 1746-1791). The illustrated maps mainly based on those of Bellin. He died 1784 in Leipzig.
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Johann Joachim Schwabe: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande, oder Sammlung aller Reisebeschreibungen, welche bis itzo in....
18th century travelogue of South and North America. Published by Arkstee und Merkus in Leipzig during the year 1757.
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