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GILLISS, JAMES MELVILLE. - The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, during the years 1849-'50-'51-'52. Volume I: Chili: its geography, climate, earthquakes, government, social condition, mineral and agricultural resources, commerce, &c.

Title: The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, during the years 1849-'50-'51-'52. Volume I: Chili: its geography, climate, earthquakes, government, social condition, mineral and agricultural resources, commerce, &c.
Description: Washington, A.O.P. Nicholson, 1855.4to. Contemporary half calf (spine dam., hinges weak). With coloured costume plate, 5 (of 6) tinted lithographed views and 7 maps (3 folding; 1 damaged). XIII,556 pp. This expedition to South America, led by lieut. James Melville Gilliss, was the third American Naval Scientific expedition. The Gilliss expedition went overland to Panama City and then via the South Pacific to Callao, Valparaiso, and Santiago. A subsidiary expedition was sent to explore northern Chile as far as La Paz, Bolivia (Hill 707). The expedition took back to Washington a large number of scientific observations. - (Age-browned). Sabin 27419; Palau 102244; Leclerc 1957.

Keywords: America Chili

Price: EUR 247.50 = appr. US$ 268.99 Seller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 9690

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