Madrid. 1841. vii,182,pp. plus twelve lithographic plates and folding map. Half title. Quarto. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Some rubbing and edge wear. Occasional institutional ink stamp, moderate uneven foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM54657
A scarce illustrated account of Cuba, describing the state of the island's people, schools, industries, agriculture, literature, shipping facilities, etc. The enthusiastic descriptions of people and places are greatly complemented by the twelve fine lithographic views which depict Havana town scenes, prominent buildings, institutions, churches, main thoroughfares, and the like. According to the introduction, the text is based on the author's personal travel experiences in Cuba, as well as on ancient archives to which he was privy. A most interesting and quite detailed description of Cuban life and history. The folding map at rear, titled "Costa del Porte" is not called-for in PALAU or other sources, but is nonetheless an interesting depiction of Cuban port cities. PALAU 12363. SABIN 1530.