Edinburgh: Archibald Constable;: London: Hurst, Robinson, 1824. 8vo. xviii, 372; xii, 288, 65 pp. Second edition. Engraved folding map of South America (browned). Half-calf over marbled boards. Signature of William Verelst, possibly one of the four sons of Harry Verelst (d. 1785), governor of Bengal. A fresh, clean copy. Item #1411
Second edition. Highly acclaimed work, containing a detailed record of the author's observations made during his professional visits to the Pacific coast of South and Central America. Included here are lively accounts of social, political and daily life, trade, customs, mining, earthquakes, and much more. The book became an immediate success and went into numerous editions in different languages.