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Relación histórica del viage a la America Meridional hecho de orden de S. Mag. para medir algunos grados de meridiano terrestre, y venir por ellos en conocimiento de la verdadera figura, y magnitud de la tierra . . .

 
HOLLIS Number
Contributors
Ulloa, Antonio de.
Publication
Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1748

Description

Digital facsimiles: t. 1t. 2 t. 3t. 4

2 v. in 4 : ill., maps (some folded), ports, plans (some folded) ; 27 cm.

1st pt.: tomo 1 & 2; 2nd pt.: tomo 3 & 4.

Title in red and black; title vignette (the royal arms in an allegorical design); engraved illustrative head-pieces at the beginning of each book.

Woodcut tail-pieces and initial letters.

The folded plates are numbered sequentially in vol. 1 and 2, and in vol. 3 and 4.

Written by Antonio de Ulloa. cf. Prologo. The account of the scientific work of the expedition, written by Jorge Juan y Santacilia, was published separately, Madrid, 1748, under title: Observaciones astronomicas, y phisicas hechas ... en los reynos del Perù.

"Resumen historico del origen, y succession de los Incas, y demas soberanos del Perú ... [por Garcilaso de la Vega]": cxcv p. at end of v. 4; caption title and separate index at end.

Errata: v. 1, p. [23] (1st count); v. 3, p. [11] (1st count).

Includes indexes at the end of text in vols. 2 and 4.

Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 08325.

 

Language

Spanish
 

Subject

Scientific expeditions -- South America.; Incas.; Incas -- Kings and rulers.; Arc measures.; Earth (Planet) -- Figure.; South America -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.; South America -- Social life and customs.; Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Social life and customs.; Peru.; Colombia.; Chile.