Iceland Icelandic Askja Volcano Andes Mountains 1881 Stanford Geographical mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Royal Geographic Society, Sciences, Andes Mountains, Exploration, Iceland, Volcanoes, Askja).
Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society and Monthly Record of Geography.
Published August, 1881, London by Edward Stanford.
Page count starts p. 449 ends with p. 512. Text in English. Folding map(s) at rear as issued (appear unopened although paper is quite brittle).
Contents include: "A journey among the great Andes of the Equator," by Edward Whymper, "Askja, the largest volcano of Iceland; with a short description of the Odadahraun," by Wm. Geo. Lock.
Maps include: Mr. Whymper's routes in Ecuador and Eastern part of Iceland
Scarce late 19th century geographical periodical removed from bound volume (evidence visible along spine).
Original paper cover, lacking rear wrapper. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior clean, some pages loosened from old dried glue binding, light signs of use.
The periodical remains well preserved given the fragile nature. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. Uncommon 19th century scientific magazine in any condition.
Magazine Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W.