The U.s. Naval Astronomical Expedition To The Southern Hemisphere, Du

Gilliss, J.M., Lieut., Lieut. Archibald Macrae, [et al.]. THE U.S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, DURING THE YEARS 1849-'50-'51-'52. [2 volumes] VOLUME I. CHILE: ITS GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, EARTHQUAKES, GOVERNMENT, SOCIAL CONDITION, MINERAL AND AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, COMMERCE, &C., &C. [and], VOLUME II: REPORT OF JOURNEYS ACROSS THE ANDES AND PAMPAS OF THE ARGENTINE PROVINCES..BY LIEUT. ARCHIBALD MACRAE. 33d Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives. Ex. Doc. No. 121. Washington, A.O.P. Nicholson, 1855. New half morocco lettered in gilt on the spines with marbled paper over boards. New endpapers. xiii, [1], 556 pp., one folding color panorama, three of four folding maps, and ten full-page plates (1 color); ix, [2], 300 pp., one folding map, 35 full-page plates (18 color) and 11 woodcut text-figures. The color illustrations largely depict indigenous ornithological specimens and local antiquities, un-colored plates illustrate native reptiles, fishes, and fossils. Volume 1 is very clean, but lacks sheet two of the Map of Chile; volume 2 is foxed with damp-staining evident on the last four plates. Still a very nice set in an attractive modern binding. Item #3540

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