Washington. 1854. Two text volumes plus atlas. Text: ,417pp. plus sixteen plates; ,339pp. plus thirty-six plates and two folding maps. Atlas: Two large folding maps. Contemporary cloth, gilt-lettered spines. Minor edge wear, spines sunned, gilt on spines rubbed. Spine of atlas split. Moderate foxing and dust soiling. Contemporary presentation inscription on front pastedown of first volume. Good. Item #WRCAM32262
The first volume contains the report of Herndon, and the second that of Gibbon. The two went to Lima together, and Herndon went north to the Amazon while Gibbon navigated rivers in the south. They met in Serpa and sailed together down the Amazon to Para. "...Contain[s] minute, accurate, and very interesting accounts of the aborigines of the Andes, and the Amazon and its tributaries..." - Sabin. "This is an excellent book on the regions cited" - Borba de Moraes. PALAU 113897. HILL 803. SABIN 31524. BORBA DE MORAES, p.336.