Explorations and Adventures in Honduras, Comprising Sketches of Travel in the Gold Regions of Olancho,

WELLS, William V.

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Harper
Date Published: 1857

Description: and a Review of the History and General Resources of Central America. Engravings, 2 maps, one large and folding. 588pp. 8vo, original brown cloth, spine ends and edges of corners worn, light foxing to margins of folding map, pp. 243-250 creased in lower right corner margin, page 189 chipped in upper right corner margin, light soiling to the endpapers, front flyleaf, and last blank page. New York: Harper, 1857. First Edition

Comments: Author gold mined in California from 1849 to 1850. "In the summer of 1854 he sailed as agent of the Honduras Mining and Trading Company to explore the gold bearing regions in the almost unmapped wilds of eastern Honduras. The record of these seven months of colorful journeying is preserved (in this work)...Soon after his return to San Francisco in 1855, he received the appointment as consul to Honduras, an office he held most of the time until 1874." Dictionary of American Biography, XIX, page 646. The large folding map is of Eastern Honduras. The single page map is of Central America.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 255202


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