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Michelena y Rojas, Francisco.
VIAJES CIENTIFICOS EN TODO EL MUNDO. MADRID: J. BOIX, 1843
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Michelena y Rojas, Francisco.
VIAJES CIENTIFICOS EN TODO EL MUNDO. MADRID: J. BOIX, 1843
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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Michelena y Rojas, Francisco.
VIAJES CIENTIFICOS EN TODO EL MUNDO. MADRID: J. BOIX, 1843
first edition, 4to (257 x 172mm.), lithographed portrait of the author, folding map of the Pacific, folding plan of Sydney and 12 plates, errata leaf and list of subscribers, original calf-backed boards, occasional very slight spotting or browning, rebacked retaining part of original gilt spine
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Literature

Ferguson 3697; Hill II p.498; not in Sabin, Du Rietz (Bibliotheca Polynesiana) or Robertson (Bibliography of the Philippine Islands

Catalogue Note

"This is one of the rarest and least-known voyages to the Pacific. The author, a native of Venezuela, crossed the Pacific from Mazaltan, Mexico, in the years 1840-41, exploring the Hawaiian Island chain, describing its political history (portraits of Kamehameha III and Governor John Adams are two of the lithographed plates), traditions, and customs. From there he sailed to Tahiti, Rotuma, Australia (a fine map of Sydney in 1840 enhances this section), Vanikoro, Guam in the Marianas, the Caroline Islands, Philippines, Macao, and Singapore. A large folding map of the Pacific Ocean traces his route" (Hill).

The work is divided into 3 books describing Polynesia, Australia and the East Indies. The views include Hawaii, Honolulu, Tahiti, Rotuma, Sydney, and Australian aborigines.

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