Change Author / Owner : The present state of Peru : comprising its geography, topography, natural history, mineralogy, commerce, the customs and manners of its inhabitants, the state of literature, philosophy, and the arts, the modern travels of the missionaries in the heretofore unexplored mountainous territories, &c. &c. / the whole drawn from original and authentic documents, chiefly written and compiled in the Peruvian capital ; and embellished by twenty engravings of costumes, &c
Preface signed on p. xi: Joseph Skinner.
Contents derived from El Mercurio peruano "as it was carried on during the first sixteen months, commencing with January 1791, and from various authentic sources ... 'Present state of Peru' has been compiled."- Pref., p. viii.
Printer's imprint at foot of t.p. verso: Printed by B. M'Millan, Bow-Street, Covent-Garden.
Plate II is misnumbered as "III"; plate VIII is misnumbered as "II."
Errata on final p.
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 723
Also available online.
SCNHRB copy 39088011476009 has blind-embossed stamp on t.p.: Bureau of American Ethnology Library; accession no.: 10658.
SCNHRB copy has a modern black quarter-morocco leather binding with red linen-covered boards and a gilt-lettered spine label.
Contents : The Peruvian territory -- Natural history -- Mineralogy -- Commerce -- The Peruvian capital -- Indian and other inhabitants of Peru - -Topography -- Miscellaneous subjects of literature and philosophy -- Appendix
Call number : F3411 .S55 1805
Type : Electronic resources
Place : Peru
Physical description : xiv, 487,  p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm. (4to)
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