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Auction 156, Lot 401


"[9 Volumes] La Argentina Suma de Geografia Tomo I-IX",

Subject: Argentina, Reference Books

Period: 1958-63 (published)


Color: Printed Color

7.5 x 11 inches
19.1 x 27.9 cm

This nine-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the land, history, industry, and people of Argentina. A number of topics are covered including the history of geographical knowledge of the nation and its territories and frontiers (Volume I); its climate, hydrography, and coasts (Volume II); its terrain and the geographic distribution of plants and animals (Volume III); the nation's soil and agriculture (Volume IV); wildlife, forests, and national parks (Volume V); mining, industry, and international trade (Volume VI); population (Volume VII); the formation of the Argentinian state, toponymy, and cartography (Volume VIII); and the history of Buenos Aires and other cities, magnetic cartography, an atlas of aerial photography, and an index (Volume IX). Written by Francisco de Aparicio and Horacio A. Difrieri. Each volume is packed with illustrations, maps, graphs, photographs, aerial views, and more, many in printed color. Several of the maps and other images are foldouts. The text is in Spanish. Hardbound in gray cloth with illustrated dust jackets protected with Mylar.


Condition: B+

Contents very good with light soiling to covers, light shelf wear, and some short tears on the dust jackets. The bottom front cover is starting in a couple volumes, but is still intact. One of the folding maps in Volume IX has some extraneous creasing. Each volume contains an ex libris plate from the John Francis Bergmann Memorial Collection.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $32

Closed on 2/17/2016