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Size 6.75 x 9.25 inches. In green cloth bevelled covers with gilt to spine and front. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Spine faded and slightly bumped at ends. boards slightly darkened with handling marks. Slight browning to map in back pocket. Most pages unopened/uncut along top edge. Else a clean and tight copy. 456pp. 20 full-pg.& 118 text ills; 4 maps. Plus large route map folded in back pocket. Twenty-three years after his triumphant and disastrous conquest of the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper (1840-1911) turned his attention to the soaring Andes peaks of Ecuador. As DNB states, “From a climber’s point of view the expedition was completely successful. The summits of Chimborazo (20,948 feet) and six other mountains between 15,000 and 20,000 feet were reached for the first time. A night was spent on the top of Cotopaxi (19,613 feet), and the features of that great volcano were thoroughly studied”.
Title: Travels amongst the Great Andes of the Equator. With maps and illustrations.
Categories: South America,
Publisher: John Murray. London. 1892 2nd.ed.:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 73713
Keywords: FOREIGN TRAVEL::South America EDWARD WHYMPER, Travels, Great Andes, Equator, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, map,