Prague. 1827. lvi,431,pp. plus five plates (one colored, one folding), and one folding map. 12mo. Original green boards, with printed paper label. Spine lightly soiled, some wear to hinges. Some light foxing, first signature loose. Very good. Item #WRCAM40895
An illustrated geographical work covering parts of South America, Russia, and Asia. The author, born Johann Gottfried Volte, was a writer and teacher whose main interest was geography. Accordingly, he published a "pocketbook for the dissemination of geographical knowledge," which began publication in 1823 and continued until his death in 1848. This volume includes a section on Peru, Valparaiso, Chile, as well as a chapter on Weddell's voyage to the South Pole. Illustrations include views of Lima and Valparaiso, and a map of the South Shetland Islands.