Schroter, Johann Friedrich (1710-1788)
Author: Schroter, Johann Friedrich (1710-1788)
Publisher: Johan Justinus Gebauer
2 volumes. [xlviii]+688 pages with frontispiece and 41 plates; [xxii]+905+[ 63] pages with 18 plates (15 folding], 8 maps (.5 folding), bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 8") bound in quarter brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine over blue boards. Compiled and translated by Johann Friedrich Schröter. Introduction by Siegmund Jacob Baumgartens. (Sabin 77989; Howes S200; Borba de Moraes, page 453) First edition.
Extensively illustrated cultural and natural history of the Americas, compiled and translated by Johann Friedrich Schröter. The work is illustrated with two large folding maps of North and South America after Delisle. Also included are folding views of Cuzco and Mexico City. Numerous engravings depict various native tribes, their customs, and the flora and fauna of the Americas. The first volume is based on a translation of Lafiteau's Moeurs des Sauvages Ameriquains (Paris, 1724), with accounts of the discovery of the New World and content on the North American Indians. The second volume is a compilation of works including pieces of Charlevoix's Histoire et Description Générale de la Nouvelle France (Paris, 1744), and Rochefort's works dealing with South America. The introduction includes a bibliography of texts on the New World.
Minor wear; toning and foxing to text, corners bumped, spine ends rubbed else about very good.