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The Creature in the Map by Charles Nicholl - First U.S. Edition - March 1996 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000979)

The Creature in the Map

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The Creature in the Map: A Journey to El Dorado

by Charles Nicholl

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0688146007
ISBN 13
9780688146009
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New York: William Morrow, March 1996. Hardcover. First U.S. Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Very Good cover. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Top edge of jacket is curled with a quarter-inch tear to rear panel, otherwise clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 398 pages.

A highly readable and authoritative account of Walter Raleigh's failed expedition up the Orinoco river to find the fabled El Dorado in mid-1595. Based largely on first-hand accounts such as the Raleigh's own The Discoverie of Guiana, Francis Sparry's testimony, and the author's retracing of Raleigh's route, the book not only recounts the expedition itself but also explicates the cultural myth of El Dorado.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000979
Title
The Creature in the Map
Author
Charles Nicholl
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First U.S. Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0688146007
ISBN 13
9780688146009
Publisher
William Morrow
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
March 1996
Keywords
discovery, expeditions, exploration, explorers, travel, voyage, Walter Raleigh, El Dorado, Orinoco, South America, Guiana, Guyana
Bookseller catalogs
Exploration, Expeditions, and Discoveries; History; Latin America; Britain; Guyana;
Size
8vo

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