Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde. Ein geographisches Lesebuch für alle Stände. Fünfzehnter Band America. Siebenzehnter Band. Süd-Amerika.

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Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde. Ein geographisches Lesebuch für alle Stände. Fünfzehnter Band America. Siebenzehnter Band. Süd-Amerika.


Two books of the Neuesen Länder- und Völkerkunde von Amerika und Südamerika from 1818 to 1822. 1st book Neueste Kunde von America. First volume - North America. Introduction on 94 pages, North America with table of contents on 609 pages, 5 copper engraved views (San Carlos, California, Philadelphia, New York, view on the Hudson) and 4 folding maps (Total America, North America with Central America, Louisiana and the Northwest Coast of America with Vancouver Island). 2nd book "Neueste Kunde von America. Second volume. America at all.- South America. South America on 641 pages, 2 copper engraved views (Buenos Aires, Rio de Janairo), 8 folding maps (South America; old kingdom of Peru; map of the islands Trinidad, Tobago, Margarita Island; Brazil; Jamaica; West Indies; Gouadeloupe; Martinique and an old coloured altitude map).


c. 1818



Historical Description

Under the discovery of Americans, we understand the first sighting of the continent by seafarers from the global civilization. Around 1000, the Vikings established a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland, now known as L'Anse aux Meadows. Speculations exist about other Old World discoveries of the New World, but none of these are generally or completely accepted by most scholars. Spain sponsored a major exploration led by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492; it quickly led to extensive European colonization of the Americas. The Europeans brought Old World diseases which are thought to have caused catastrophic epidemics and a huge decrease of the native population. Columbus came at a time in which many technical developments in sailing techniques and communication made it possible to report his voyages easily and to spread word of them throughout Europe. It was also a time of growing religious, imperial and economic rivalries that led to a competition for the establishment of colonies. The formation of sovereign states in the New World began with the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776. The American Revolutionary War lasted through the period of the Siege of Yorktown — its last major campaign — in the early autumn of 1781, with peace being achieved in 1783. The Spanish colonies won their independence in the first quarter of the 19th century, in the Spanish American wars of independence. Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín, among others, led their independence struggle. Although Bolivar attempted to keep the Spanish-speaking parts of Latin America politically allied, they rapidly became independent of one another as well, and several further wars were fought, such as the Paraguayan War and the War of the Pacific. (See Latin American integration.) In the Portuguese colony Dom Pedro I (also Pedro IV of Portugal), son of the Portuguese king Dom João VI, proclaimed the country's independence in 1822 and became Brazil's first Emperor. This was peacefully accepted by the crown in Portugal, upon compensation.

Place of Publication Prag
Dimensions (cm)23 x 15 cm
ConditionBinding in hardcover with leather
TechniqueCopper print


135.00 €

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