Lot 411: 3 vols incl: Feuillee. JOURNAL... 2 Vols. 1714.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Latin America/Math/Science] 2 Titles (3 Vols). ++ R. P. Louis Feuillee. JOURNAL DES OBSERVATIONS PHYSIQUES, MATHEMATIQUES ET BOTANIQUES, Faites par lordre du Roy sur les Cotes Orientales de lAmerique Meridionale, & dans les Indes Occidentales, depuis lannee 1707. Jusques en 1712. Paris: Pierre Giffart, 1714. 2 Vols, without the 3rd volume issued in 1724. The number of plates present varies. 84 engravings only (76 full-page or larger): 9 double plates, 65 single-page plates only, 2 full-page engravings on text leaves, and 8 partial-page. The series of 50 numbered plates are single-page herbs (late in Vol II). Unnumbered plates include maps, views, topographic profiles, etc. Also several woodcut diagrams in text. Heavy focus on Peru. Sabin 24224. Nissen BBI, 622. Pritzel 2882. Vol I: , 76, 75-504 pp. Vol II: , -767,  pp. 4to. Contemp leather with gilt decorated spines. Surface wear, especially Vol IIs rear cover. Hinges weak. Heavy penciling to eps. Occasional marginal tears. About 7 engravings have gray and blemished areas that are probably related to the way the engraving plate was inked or the publishers storage of the newly printed engravings (in Vol I, pp96-97 and 163, and Vol II, p, p720, 732, and 745, and 752). Plates mostly near fine. ++ PRINCIPALES MERVEILLES DE LA NATURE Vol I (possibly the only volume that was actually issued with this edition). Amst: Paul Marret, 1723. 14 plates (some folding). 12mo. Contemp leather. Joints and spine base chipped, minor foxing. 5.2 Lb.