Nykoping. 1828. Two volumes. ,302,; ,402,pp. plus folding map. Half title and frontispiece in each volume. Original plain blue paper wrappers, paper labels. Wrappers spotted and rubbed, small split in front hinge of second volume. Internally fresh and very good, untrimmed. Item #WRCAM30225
First edition of this oft-reprinted report on Colombia. Gosselman was a commander in the Swedish navy who made several trips to the Americas, producing a number of books on his travels. In Colombia he visited Cartagena, Bogota, Medellin, and several other places, and provides information on local history, people, and agriculture. The plates depict Colombians rowing boats on the Magdalena River, and a Colombian carrying a European on his back up the Andes. PALAU 106354. SABIN 28065.