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ALCEDO, Antonio de and THOMPSON, George A. (translator and editor) - The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work. With large additions and compilations from modern voyages and travels, and from original and authentic information. London Printed for James Carpenter, and others (1812) 5 vols. 1st ed., ex Ramsgate Monastery library with small h/s's on inside covers otherwise without any marks. Original boards with later spines and paper labels. Light foxing throughout. Front end paper of vol. 4 missing. Complete text without the atlas.First edition in English, first published in Madrid as "Diccionario geografico-historico de las Indias Occidentales ó America: es a saber: de los reynos del Peru, Nueva Espana, Tierra Firme, Chile, y Nuevo reyno de Granada" from 1786 to 1789. A series of folding maps of the Americas by Aaron Arrowsmith was published to accompany this. Sabin 368.
Author ALCEDO, Antonio de and THOMPSON, George A. (translator and editor)

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