A classic work on the north of Brazil with beautiful plates after the author’s own drawings. Henry Koster was born in Portugal at the end of the eighteenth century. His father was a sugar dealer in Liverpool with a branch in Porto. Henry lived in England but decided on a change of climate after contracting tuberculosis. Availing himself of the opportunity to accompany a friend of the family to Pernambuco, he arrived in Recife at the end of 1809. His health improved and he started his travels in Parahiba and Maranhão. He settled in Pernambuco and sailed several times to England where he published his book.
First edition. 4to., x, [ii], 501 pp, 2 pages ads at end, map, plan, and 8 fine hand-coloured aquatints, original boards, paper label, neat repairs to joints, some offsetting from plates to text, occasional light spotting, an excellent example.
Borba de Moraes, I, 437; Abbey Travel 704; Sabin 38272.
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