Bogota: Aguilar, 2007. Many Illus. 339pp. Folio, black boards, d.w., corners of boards lightly bumped, otherwise very good. (Bogota): Aguilar, (2007). First Edition History of the newspaper, El Espectador, published first in Medellin and then in Bogota, Colombia. Many of the illustrations are of front pages of the newspaper.
1855. Colombian President of the Confederation of Granada (now the Republics of Colombia and Panama) in 1861, who was also a distinguished General, writer, poet, scholar, and lawyer. On November 13, 1862 Arboleda was assassinated at the age of 45. 1 page, 6.75 x 4.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1855. Written in Spanish and untranslated, thanking a friend for sending him a book and sending well wishes. Below this letter is an inscription (from the 1850s or 60s)...
One Hundred Thousand Shares, Par Value, $10 Each. Stock Non- Assessable. folding map of the State of Bolivar, Colombia. 12pp. 8vo, pr. wrs.; (spine worn, pages creased in middle, 2 inch tear in margin of map). N.Y.: George T. Patterson, 1880. Share prospectus. The Bolivar Mining Company discovered the Castillo gold mine in the State of Bolivar, Colombia. The proceeds from this share issue was for the development of the mine.
Boston: W.D. Ticknor, 1835. Map. Engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 7.75" x 10". From "A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical and Commercial". Minor discoloration in margins. T.G. Bradford (1802-1887) was a Boston based publisher. He worked as assistant editor of the American Encyclopedia before entering the field of map making.
Paris: Fonderie et Imprimerie De J. Carez, 1825. Broadside format, printed on one side with seven oblong columns. Text measures 19 x 24 inches. Pages measures 21 x 27 1/4 inches. Early letterpress edition of Colombia's Constitution in French when Dr. Miguel Pena was the head of Congress. Europeans have always had an interest in this region for canal construction. Includes geographical statistics about each Department and province when Colombia and Venezuela were united as the Republic of Colombia. Repairs...
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 9.25" x 11.25", image plus text measures 16.75" x 20.5". Includes information pertaining to history, climate and culture. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas..." of 1822.
Paris: Pierre Duval, 1694. Miniature map. Colored engraving. Image measures 4" x 5". 1694. This beautiful 1694 miniature map by Pierre Duval features Castilla de Oro or the modern day regions of Columbia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Named by the Spanish settlers in the early 16th century, the region of Castilla de Oro included territories from the Gulf of Uraba (the modern day Columbian - Panamanian border region) to the Belen River. Incredibly detailed, the map notes several important cities and...
Bogota: Panamerica Formas, 2001. Illustrated throughout, mostly in color. 237 pages with text in Spanish. Large square 4to, blue boards, d.w. Bogota: Panamerica Formas, 2001. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper. Inscribed by the artist on the half title. A scarce monograph of the Colombian artist.
Boston: H. M. Caldwell, 1903. Photo Illus., maps. 373pp. 8vo, decorated cloth, endpapers and a few pages in front and at end are lightly soiled in margins, corners bumped, spine rubbed. Boston: H. M. Caldwell, (1903). First Edition Author's travels in Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. There is one chapter on the author's travels in the West Indies, mostly in Jamaica and Cuba.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1888. 9 plates, 546 text Illus. lviii, 675pp. 4to, modern brown cloth, lacks folding map at end, corners bumped. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1888. First Edition Contains the following papers: Holmes, William H. Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia. Holmes, William H. A study of the textile art in its relation to the development of form and ornament. Thomas, Cyrus. Aids to the study of the Maya Codices. Dorsey, J. Owen. Osage traditions. Boas, Franz. The Central Eskimo.
London: Charles Knight & Co. 1844. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12.5" x 16". Minimal, but beautiful map of northern South America, circa 1844. A few small tears to upper margin. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was formed in 1826 and published low cost maps with the goal of reaching a large market, while still maintaining high quality and precision.