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Book Number 2345 
Author Alexandre Walker 
Title Colombia: Being a Geographical, Statistical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Political Account of the Country, Adapted for the General Reader, The Merchant, and the Colonist. 
Date 1822 
Publisher Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 
Place of Publication London 
Volume Information
Cover contemporary ½ calf with marbled boards rebacked expertly, spine with 5 compartments of raised bands gilt lettering on two and three, all edges tinted red. 
Illustration Two frontis pieces one at the beginning of each volume, large folding map in a sleeve pocket attactched to the back board of the first volume. 
Size 8vo 
Condition Some yellowing and toning otherwise a very good set. 
Pagination Volume 1. P. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, vii-cxxiv, 1-707; Volume 2. P. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, v-vi, 1-782. 
Reference Sabin 101033 
Translation Info  
Notes A comprehensive work on Colombia written at the time of its founding. The author in addition to his own research based his historical and political work based on Humboldt and Depons and others. For sections about the revolution he based his work on his friend Mr. Miranada the reknowned Venezuelan revolutionary. (Advertisment in the book) Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez was a Venezuelan revolutionary,and is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bolívar. His greatest contribution was in the independence struggle for the liberation of the colonies in Spanish America.  
Price (US$) 2500  
Short Description ; Book Americas South 

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