(EARTHQUAKES.) ODRIOZOLA, Manuel de.

Terremotos.

Coleccion de las Relaciones de los Mas Notables que Ha Sufrido Esta Capital y que la Han Arruinado. Va Precedida del Plano de lo que Fue el Puerto del Callao Antes que el Mar lo Inundase en 1746 y de un Reloj Astronomico de Temblores.

Lima: Tipografia de Aurelio Alfaro, 1863 Stock Code: 132570
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Uncommon history of Lima's seismic activity

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First edition and only edition of this history of Lima's seismic activity since the colonial era, and its effect upon the development of Peru's coastal capital, in order to establish patterns and better predict future events.

Manuel de Odriozola (1804-1889) was a Peruvian Colonel of cavalry and leading figure of the Independance of Peru, the director of the National Library of Peru from 1875-81, and a scholar most known for his Peruvian bibliographies. This work was his first publication.

An uncommon work: Library Hub only locates two copies in the UK (Oxford, BL), one in Peru, one in Europe, and ten in North America.

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Description

Octavo. Later blind-tooled green roan, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

A folding map of Callao also showing a panoramic view of it prior to its destruction by an earthquake-triggered tsunami in 1746, and 2 folding astronomical tables recording the conjunctions between the sun and moon and their connection to the frequency of

Condition

Light wear to extremities, small wormholes to spine foot, two tears to first table expertly repaired, soiling to title, dedication page and last two pages, some spotting, else a very good copy.

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