Lot 97: Author: Duflot du Mofras, [Eugene]; Title: Duflot de Mofras' Travels on the Pacific Coast; Place Published: Santa Ana; Publisher: Fine Arts Press; Date Published: 1937; Description: 2 volumes. Translated, edited, and annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Foreword by Frederick Webb Hodge. 8 plates from early sources including folding facsimile map. (8vo) morocco-backed boards, spines lettered in gilt. First Edition in English."The author of this work was attached to the French embassy in Mexico City. He arrived in Monterey in May, 1841, remaining about five months... He aimed to give a complete description of the country, its past history and present condition. He met Lieutenant Wilkes and Sir George Simpson. Each seemed to feel out the others as to the future policy of their countries towards California" - Zamorano. Howes notes that the work "forms an admirable supplement to Humboldt's account of the same region...." Howes D542; Zamorano Eighty 30. Condition: Some wear and tear to bindings; some staining to front pastedowns; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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