A Voyage to South America; Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces &c. on that Extensive Continent: Undertaken, by Command of the King of Spain, by Don George Juan, and Don Antonio de Ulloa, Captains of the Spanish Navy, Fellows of the Royal Society of London, Members of the Royal Academy at Paris, &c. &c. Translated from the Original Spanish; with Notes and Observations, and an Account of the Brazils. Don George JUAN, Don Antonio DE ULLOA, John ADAMS.
A Voyage to South America; Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces &c. on that Extensive Continent: Undertaken, by Command of the King of Spain, by Don George Juan, and Don Antonio de Ulloa, Captains of the Spanish Navy, Fellows of the Royal Society of London, Members of the Royal Academy at Paris, &c. &c. Translated from the Original Spanish; with Notes and Observations, and an Account of the Brazils.

A Voyage to South America; Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces &c. on that Extensive Continent: Undertaken, by Command of the King of Spain, by Don George Juan, and Don Antonio de Ulloa, Captains of the Spanish Navy, Fellows of the Royal Society of London, Members of the Royal Academy at Paris, &c. &c. Translated from the Original Spanish; with Notes and Observations, and an Account of the Brazils.

London: Printed for John Stockdale, Picadilly; R.Faulder, Bond Street; Longman and Co. Pater-Noster Row; Lackington and Co. Finsbury Square; and J. Harding, St. James’s Square. 1806. Fourth Edition. Complete in two volumes; both hardcover 4mo (21.5 x 13.5cm), pp. Vol. 1: xxvii, [1, blank], 479, [1, blank] including fold-out frontispiece and four fold-out plates; Vol. 2: [4], 419, [1, blank], [14, index] including two fold-out plates; tan leather spine, banded with gilt, lettering in gilt; tan leather corners; marbled paper covered boards; top edge dye (brown), fore and bottom edges speckled brown.

Vol. 1: head of spine gently worn; 20mm vertical tear out of leather at the tail of the spine, exposing stitched binding, surrounding leather has browned; light abrasions to the spine, which has darkened and is a touch brittle with age; hinges rubbed, tender at gutters, front board is starting and cracked but still firmly attached; corners a touch bruised and abraded; edges and covers gently scuffed; faint scratches to the top of the text block; light toning to endpapers and pages facing plates; pencil marks on last paste down; pages are gently cockled, a touch age toned with occasional patches of spotting throughout.

Vol. 2 is in very similar condition to Vol.1, specifically; head of spine gently worn; 25mm vertical tear out of leather at the tail of the spine, exposing stitched binding, surrounding leather has browned; light abrasions to the spine, which has darkened and is a touch brittle with age; hinges rubbed, tender at gutters, the front board is still attached however the top 45mm and bottom 105mm have split from the spine; corners a touch bruised and abraded; edges and covers gently scuffed; shallow 5mm wide dings on the top edges of both boards; faint scratches to the top of the text block; light toning to endpapers and pages facing plates; pencil marks on first paste down; pages are gently cockled; a touch age toned with occasional patches of spotting throughout, overall lighter than in Vol. 1. Item #1042

Jorge Juan (1713-1773) and Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795) were assigned to the French Geodesic Mission. The mission to current day Ecuador was an early scientific expedition in the 18th century carried out to determine the roundness of the earth and measure the length of a degree of latitude at the Equator. These two volumes are an account of Juan and de Ulloa’s experiences with the people and destinations that they encountered during their mission.

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