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HALL, Basil

Extracts from a Journal, written on the coasts of Chili, Peru and Mexico in the years 1820, 1821, 1822.  2 vols.  3rd edition. 

£280

Edinburgh, Archibald Constable & London, Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1824.

Description

8vo.  I: xx, 379 pp., 1 folding map;  II: xii, 304, 71 pp.  Recent half calf, spines gilt.  

"One of the best descriptions of events on the west coast as seen by a British naval officer" (Griffin, Latin America.  A guide to the historical literature, 3457, of the Philadelphia 1824 edition).   "Hall was posted to the Conway, a 26-gun frigate on the South American station.   His experiences are recorded in this journal, which includes accounts of bullfights, earthquakes, politics, revolutions, mining, trade, custom, and social life, of Valparaiso, Santiago, Callao, Lima, Payta, Guayaquil, and Panama.   In Mexico, Acapulco, Tepin, and San Blas were visited" (Hill).  

Palau 112072.  Sabin 29718.  Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, p. 134.  Naylor 66. 

 

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