Travels in the south of Europe and Brazil: with a voyage up the Amazon, and its tributary the Xingu', now first explored. Translated by Sir R. H. Schomburgk and J. E. Taylor. With an introduction by Baron von Humboldt. W. Adalbert, Prince of Prussia.
Travels in the south of Europe and Brazil: with a voyage up the Amazon, and its tributary the Xingu', now first explored. Translated by Sir R. H. Schomburgk and J. E. Taylor. With an introduction by Baron von Humboldt

Travels in the south of Europe and Brazil: with a voyage up the Amazon, and its tributary the Xingu', now first explored. Translated by Sir R. H. Schomburgk and J. E. Taylor. With an introduction by Baron von Humboldt

London: David Bogue, 1849. First edition in English of the rare, privately printed German Aus meinem Tagebuche 1842-1843.; 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, 338, [1]; v, [1], 377, [1]; frontispiece in volume I (slightly offset onto title page), vignette titles in both volumes, 4 folding maps (3 hand-colored in outline); [B5-6] crudely opened in volume I, minor foxing; slight discoloration of the spine else a very good, copy in original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spines. Adalbert (1811-73) was a German nobleman and explorer who traveled for four months in open boats in 1842 and 1843 primarily along the Amazon from the delta to the Rio Xingu, thence to Sousel, finally ascending the cataracts into tribal territory. "Of all the tributaries of the Amazon, the Xingu was the least known [and Adalbert's survey was the first of its kind, but saw only the lowest 300 kilometres of the river. In fact the upper Xingu remained unexplored until Karl von den Steinem arrived at the headwaters ... in August 1884" (Howgego II, A-3). Sabin 162; Borba de Moraes, I, 13. Item #25907

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