Travels in the Interior of Mexico, in 1825, 1826, 1827, & 1828. Lieut Hardy, obert, illiam, ale.
Travels in the Interior of Mexico, in 1825, 1826, 1827, & 1828.
Travels in the Interior of Mexico, in 1825, 1826, 1827, & 1828.

Travels in the Interior of Mexico, in 1825, 1826, 1827, & 1828.

London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1829. 8vo, later half morocco and marbled paper. [xiv], 540 pp., black and white engraved folding map, 13" x 16 3/4" plus margins, 1 plan, and 6 black and white aquatints.

First edition. Hardy was a commissioner of the General Pearl and Coral Fishery Association of London. He traveled to Mexico to study the pearl potential of the Gulf of California. His book is considered a valuable source of information on the little-known region of Sonora and Lower California. The work is also of cartographic significance, as Hardy's Map of Sonora and Gulf of California is the first survey and chart of the mouth of the Colorado and Gila Rivers.

REFERENCES: Eberstadt 120:109. Sabin 30357. Soliday Part I:1026. Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers E-J, (Riverside, Connecticut, 2001), p. 267.

CONDITION: Very good, book-plate of one R H Burrage on front paste-down, same owner's blind-stamp on endpaper, lacking the four pages of ads found with some copies.

Item #1456

Price: $1,250.00

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