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A succinct abridgement of a voyage made within the inland parts of South America, from the coasts of the South Sea, to the Coasts of Brazil and Guiana, down the River of Amazons: as it was read in the Public Assembly of the Academy of Sciences at Paris, April 28, 1745, to which is annexed, a map of the Maranon, or River of Amazons, drawn by the [author] by  Charles-Marie de la CONDAMINE - first - 1747 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 10852)

A succinct abridgement of a voyage made within the inland parts of South America, from the coasts of the South Sea, to the Coasts of Brazil and Guiana, down the River of Amazons: as it was read in the Public Assembly of the Academy of Sciences at Paris, April 28, 1745, to which is annexed, a map of the Maranon, or River of Amazons, drawn by the [author]

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A succinct abridgement of a voyage made within the inland parts of South America, from the coasts of the South Sea, to the Coasts of Brazil and Guiana, down the River of Amazons: as it was read in the Public Assembly of the Academy of Sciences at Paris, April 28, 1745, to which is annexed, a map of the Maranon, or River of Amazons, drawn by the [author]

by CONDAMINE, Charles-Marie de la

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1747 1ed English Condamine Science Voyage Equador South America Amazon Geography

Charles Marie de La Condamine was an 18th-century French explorer who studied the geography. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America and the Arctic region in 1735, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The two expeditions proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine, a scientist on the expedition, returned home by crossing Brazil via the Amazon making it

'the first scientific exploration of the Amazon… The greatest geographical event of the eighteenth century as regards South America" (Hill).

"A very useful abridgment of this indispensable work, entirely satisfactory for nearly all purposes" (Goodman).

This first English edition of Condamine's 'Journal,' was officially published as a complete account in 1751 with a supplement in 1752, but the initial French printings of this abridgement were published in 1745 and 1746 with translations soon following.

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CONDAMINE, Charles-Marie de la

A succinct abridgement of a voyage made within the inland parts of South America, from the coasts of the South Sea, to the Coasts of Brazil and Guiana, down the River of Amazons: as it was read in the Public Assembly of the Academy of Sciences at Paris, April 28, 1745, to which is annexed, a map of the Maranon, or River of Amazons, drawn by the [author],

London, Printed for E. Withers... and G. Woodfall..., 1747. First English edition.


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· Collation: Textually complete

o xii, 108

o Lacking folded map

· References: Sabin 38488; Hill, 958; Cox ii, 273; Hill Volume 1, page 169 (first edition); Goodman 495;

· Provenance: Bookplate – Martha Morris Marx

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)

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A succinct abridgement of a voyage made within the inland parts of South America, from the coasts of the South Sea, to the Coasts of Brazil and Guiana, down the River of Amazons: as it was read in the Public Assembly of the Academy of Sciences at Paris, April 28, 1745, to which is annexed, a map of the Maranon, or River of Amazons, drawn by the [author]
Author
CONDAMINE, Charles-Marie de la
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Leather; tight & secure
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for E. Withers... and G. Woodfall
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Date published
1747
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