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Histoire naturelle, civile et geographique de l'Orenoque, et des principales riviéres qui s'y jettent : dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, des usages & des coûtumes des Indiens qui l'habitent, des animaux, des arbres, des fruits, des résines, des herbes & des racines médicinales qui naissent dans le Païs : on y a joint le détail de plusieurs conversions remarquables & édifiantes / par le Pere Joseph Gumilla ..

Title
Histoire de l'Orenoque
Histoire de l'Orenoque DSI
Author
Gumilla, Joseph -1750
M. E (Marc Eidous)
former owner
United States Department of State Library DSI
Subject
Jesuits
Date
1758
1556-1810
Type
Early works to 1800
Physical Description
3 v., [2] leaves of plates : map ; 17 cm. (12mo)
Call number
F2331.O7 G8714 1758
Notes
First ed., Madrid, 1741, published under title: El Orinoco ilustrado, historia natural, civil y geográfica de este Gran Río.
Tome 1: xviij, [8], 388, [4] p., [2] leaves of plates (1 folded); t. 2: [2], 334, [4] p., [1] leaf of plates; t. 3: [2], 332, [4] p.
Woodcut title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces, initials; side-notes.
Imprint varies slightly: t. 3: A Avignon, et se vend à Marseille chez Jean Mossy ...
Also available online.
SCNHRB copy (39088015704398, 39088015704430, 39088015704471) imperfect: lacking [4] p. at end of t. 1 and all plates.
SCNHRB copy has unidentified armorial bookplate.
SCNHRB copy has bookplate of the Library of the Department of State.
SCNHRB copy three-quarters bound in red sheepskin and marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers; title in gilt on spine, at foot: Dept. of State.
Elecresource
Data Source
Smithsonian Libraries
Place
Venezuela
Orinoco River (Venezuela and Colombia)