Les Voyages de Lionnel Waffer contenant une Description tres-exacte de l'Isthme de l'Amerique & de toute la nouvelle Espagne.
Description: Traduits par Monsieur De Montirat . folding map of Mexico and Central America, (map is beginning to separate from binding and is repaired on back). 398pp. 18mo, contemporary calf; (spine and edges worn, some pp. dampstained). Paris: Claude Cellier, 1706. First Edition in French.
Comments: Author was a surgeon who joined other buccaneers on a voyage to Panama. They went inland and captured the town of Santa Maria. They then sailed the Pacific as far south as the Juan Fernandez Islands. On his return trip through Panama, Wafer was injured in a gunpowder accident. He spent several months with the Indians of Darien. During this time he treated the Indians' ailments. "...it (this work) is still an extremely interesting and valuable account of the people (Darien Indians) while they retained their primitive and savage freedom." DNB XX, 427. Sabin 100944. Later Edition of Field 1617; Cox II, 247; Hill p. 313.Binding: hardcover
Book ID: 120402