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Americas.- Antilles.- [Rochefort (Charles de)] Histoire naturelle et morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amérique...Avec un Vocabulaire Caraïbe, second edition, enlarged, engraved additional pictorial title and 3 folding plates, engraved illustrations in text, pencil underlining and passage making, preliminary a4 torn and repaired at foot, without loss of text, index f. 4E4 with short tear and marginal chip at head, without loss of text, occasional spotting, lightly browned, contemporary calf, spine in compartments and with later gilt, upper cover detached, lower joint starting, lightly stained, rubbed, [Nissen ZBI 3448; Sabin 72314; Chadenat 963], small 4to, Rotterdam, A. Leers, 1665.

⁂ 'The work is an important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Antilles and their inhabitants.' (Sabin). One of the plates shows sugar production, and the work includes a regional vocabulary.

Lot 7

Americas.- Antilles.- [Rochefort (Charles de)] Histoire naturelle et morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amérique...Avec un Vocabulaire Caraïbe, second edition, Rotterdam, A. Leers, 1665.  

Hammer Price: £420

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Americas.- Antilles.- [Rochefort (Charles de)] Histoire naturelle et morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amérique...Avec un Vocabulaire Caraïbe, second edition, enlarged, engraved additional pictorial title and 3 folding plates, engraved illustrations in text, pencil underlining and passage making, preliminary a4 torn and repaired at foot, without loss of text, index f. 4E4 with short tear and marginal chip at head, without loss of text, occasional spotting, lightly browned, contemporary calf, spine in compartments and with later gilt, upper cover detached, lower joint starting, lightly stained, rubbed, [Nissen ZBI 3448; Sabin 72314; Chadenat 963], small 4to, Rotterdam, A. Leers, 1665.

⁂ 'The work is an important and valuable contribution to our knowledge of the Antilles and their inhabitants.' (Sabin). One of the plates shows sugar production, and the work includes a regional vocabulary.

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