Explicacion de las piezas labradas por los Yndios Gentiles que se encuentran en sus Guacas o Sepulcros. Jorge JUAN, Antonio DE ULLOA.

Explicacion de las piezas labradas por los Yndios Gentiles que se encuentran en sus Guacas o Sepulcros

Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1735.

View. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 8" x 12.75".

Beautiful depiction of the pieces found in the tombs of the Indians. These include axe heads, discs, gold statues, cups, bottles, etc. A key to the seventeen objects is included in markings on the map. From Antonio de Ulloa and Jorge Juan y Sanctilla's "Relacion historica del viage a la America Meridional hecho de orden de S. Mag. para medir algunos grados de meridiano terrestre y venir por ellos en conocimiento de la verdadera figura y magnitud de la tierra, con otras observaciones astronomicas..." This particular plan is from Part One, Volume Two, containing "Libro VI: Descripcion de la Provincia de Quito... - Indice de las materias y cosas notables contenidas en esta primera parte". Illustration by Vicente de la Fuente. Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795) was a Spanish explorer, author, and politician considered one of the best European scientists of his time. He began his research in South America in concert with the French Academy of Sciences and traveled around the continent for ten years. His Relacion Historia del Viaje a la America Meridional, which he published with Jorge Juan y Sanctilla, provided a detailed geography and natural history of the continent. This map is a lovely example of the work they produced.

Illustrator: Vicente de la Fuente
Binding: Unbound
Language: English

Price: $200.00

Item #263231