REIS-BESCHRYVING DOOR DE ZUID-ZEE, LANGS DE KUSTEN VAN CHILI, PERU EN BRAZIL OPGESTELT OP EENE REISTOCHT GEDAAN IN DE JAREN 1712, 1713, EN 1714. NEVENS EENE BESCHRYVINGE VAN DE REGERINGE DER YNCAS, KONINGEN VAN PERU
Amsterdam: R & G Wetstein, 1718. First Dutch Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto (6" x 7-5/8") bound in modern half green morocco leather and paper patterned boards with matching morocco corners and a heavily gilt-decorated spine with four raised bands and a gilt-lettered blue morocco label, top edge gilt; (16), 406, (9) pages. First published in French in 1716, this edition includes information about the Jesuit activities in Paraguay not published previously. Illustrated with 37 maps, city plans, plates of natives, and natural history specimens, many folding, including Plate 9 which depicts the Chilean game of La Sueca and which is widely regarded as the earliest printed depiction of a form of golf. Pale marginal dampstain affecting some pages but generally very clean and bright, the binding Fine housed in a Very Good marbled paper slipcase. Item #018449
Borba de Moraes p. 329; Hill, page 115 (1716 edition); Sabin 25927; Tiele 361.