Gumilla, Joseph (1686-1750) El Orinoco Ilustrado, Historia Natural, Civil, y Geographica, de Este Gran Rio, y de sus Caudal
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Gumilla, Joseph (1686-1750) El Orinoco Ilustrado, Historia Natural, Civil, y Geographica, de Este Gran Rio, y de sus Caudal Madrid: for Manuel Fernandez, 1741.
First edition, quarto, with the folding map, torn with fairly substantial loss, lacking signature A; with two full-page engravings in the text; not collated, in contemporary limp parchment, 8 x 5 3/4 in.
Although defective, this work is rare. Worldcat shows only the British Library copy of this edition. This is Gumilla's most famous work; a Jesuit priest, he was educated and spent most of his life in South America.
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