8 volumes in 8º (18 x 12 cm) bound in full marbled leather, gold wheels on the covers, spines with ribs, gold embossing, and two labels (red and green).
Excellent copy, with beautiful period binding, very clean.
I: 2 sheets, including the title page, LXXVI-256 pp.
II: 2 sheets, including the title page, III-408 pp.
III: 2 sheets, including the title page, III-383 pp.
IV: 2 sheets, including the title page, III-366 pp.
V: 2 sheets, XII-426 pp.
VI: Port., X-499 pp. VII: 2 sheets, including the title page, IX-479 pp.
VIII: 2 sheets, including the title page, VIII-535 pp.
The first four volumes are dedicated exclusively to Spain, with a detailed description not only of the geography of each kingdom and region, but also with references to its economy, its industry.
The 5th and 6th do the same with the rest of Europe, the 7th with Asia, and the 8th with America and the rest of the overseas.
José Jordán y Frago, born in Huesca, translated the work of Nicolle de la Croix, originally printed in 2 volumes in French, copiously expanding it with the description of Spain and other overseas Spanish possessions.
Especially curious and detailed descriptions of Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and the Amazon.
- Number of Books
- History, Topography
- Author/ Illustrator
- Croix, Nicolle de la & Jordán y Frago, Josef
- Book Title
- Geografía moderna, escrita en francés por el Abad Nicolle de la Croix, traducida por Jordán y Frago
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Madrid, Joaquín Ibarra
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 180×120 mm