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JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO PERU: A PASSAGE ACROSS THE CORDILLERA OF THE ANDES IN THE WINTER OF 1827 Charles Brand 1828 1st ed Recased Hardcover Fine
By Brand, Charles
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London, Henry Colburn, 1828, 1st edition. 362 pp, illustrations: frontis engraving + 3 plates engravings; 6 appendices (including brief one by Michael Faraday on analysis of some water samples). Gray tweed cloth with navy faux leather spine. Gilt titles on spine. Nicely recased and bound original manuscript. Former owners' name written on title page and bookplate on FEP. Uncut pages. Fine.

Author describes two crossings (winter and summer) of the Andes in the vicinity of Aconcagua between Santiago, Chile & Mendoza, Argentina. Two of the plates show: 1) people climbing snow peak and 2) glissading in the mountains. Contains much information on both Chile and Argentina, in addition to Peru. Brand also visited Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, and crossed the Banda Oriental (Uruguay) to Buenos Aires. From Valparaiso, Chile, he sailed on the Orion to Callao and Lima. On his return trip aboard the Volador, he visited the Juan Fernandez Islands.

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