Lot 1100: Robert Hermann Schomburgk TRAVELS IN GUIANA AND ON THE ORINOCO 1931 First English Edition Antique British Travel & Exploration South America Fold-Out Map
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Robert Hermann Schomburgk's Travels in Guiana and on the Orinoco During the Years 1835-1839. According to His Reports and Communications to the Geographical Society of London.
Author: Robert Hermann Schomburgk - Sir Robert Hermann Schomburgk was a German-born explorer for Great Britain who carried out geographical, ethnological and botanical studies in South America and the West Indies, and also fulfilled diplomatic missions for Great Britain in the Dominican Republic and Thailand.
Editor: O. A. Schomburgk
Publisher: "The Argosy" Company, Limited
City: Georgetown, British Guiana
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/202 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 11"
Book Details: Schomburgk's expedition revealed much about the interior of British Guiana and adjoining regions. Much of the areas he explored were difficult types of terrain. He was the first European to observe and document large parts of British Guiana's interior.
Condition / Notes: This is the first English edition of this work.
This scarce antique volume is bound in tan cloth, with stamped black lettering/ruling on the front cover and spine. The exterior shows a small number of spots of soiling, rubbing at the edges, and minor bumping at the corners. The binding is separating between the half title page and title page. The pages display light age toning, and light foxing at the edges of the text block. There is glue residue on the rear pastedown, likely from a previous library attachment. The front flyleaf contains a library stamp in the upper right corner. There is an errata slip tipped in at the front of the volume.
This work is illustrated with numerous plates, as well as a fold-out map at the rear of the volume. The map has a closed horizontal tear at the left midline, which has been repaired with tape on the verso.
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