J., Gilliss M.; MacRae A; Phelps, S. L; Smith, E. R
Title The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition To The Southern Hemisphere During The Years 1849-'50-'51-'52
Book Condition Good + for age
Publisher U.S. Gov't Printing Office 1855
Seller ID 000213
i-ix; + 300 pages. Foxing and smudging on flyleaf and end papers but generally pretty clean. Previous owner's name on first fly leaf. A wide-ranging report on the natural history of the areas visited. Eighteen chromolithographs, 3 of artifacts and 15 of birds. Pp 111-150 is a chapter by Thomas Ewbank entitled, "A Description of the Indian Antiquities Brought From Chile and Peru, By The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition". Numerous full-page drawings of fishes, reptiles and fossils and smaller drawings of artifacts. Charts and maps. Marbled boards. Leather-tipped corners and front of rear board rubbed and top and bottom of leather spine torn for an inch or less. A real treasure w/ chapters by Jeffries Wyman, Spencer F. Baird, Asa Gray and T.A. Conrad. Price based on anthropological content.
Archaeology, South America, Chile, Peru, flora, fauna, ecology