LOT 858
SOLD €320,00

[Chile. Philippi] Reise durch die Wueste Atacama

auf Befehl der Chilenischen Regierung im Sommer 1853-54 unternommen und beschrieben von Doctor Rudolph Amandus Philippi (...). Nebst einer karte und XVII tafeln. Halle, E. Anton, 1860, IX,(1); 192; 62 p., with the following (tinted) lithographs: folding, lithographed map, 10 views, 2 folding profiles, 2 plates with fossils, 6 (handcoloured and gum-heightened) plates with animals, 1 plate with shells and 6 plates with plants, original cardboard, folio.

Waterstaining to foot margin; tanned in margins; here and there somewhat foxed. Binding with some edgewear. Nevertheless, still a good copy. Contains fine views of La Caldera, Plaza de Copiapo, Chanaral de las Animas, Linca de Chanaral, Establecimiento del Salado, Cachinal de la Costa, Paposo, El Cobre (coloured), Plaza de Atacama and Trespuntas. Philippi (1808-1904) was a German botanist and geologist who moved to Chile in 1851, where he became professor of botany at the university of Santiago. This relatively rare work is the result of a voyage through the desert of Atacama, from Taltal to Copiapó. Stafleu & Cowan 7850.

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