Item 85 is a later look at Peru, one written in English. The title is The Present State of Peru, by Joseph Skinner, published in 1805. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Peru at the time, including its natural history, geography, commerce, arts and literature. It also contains some missionaries' accounts of travels into the remote parts of the country. The book includes 20 hand-colored engravings of dress of various segments of Peruvian society, including upper-class ladies, domestics, Indians, and a bullfighter. $5,250.
Item 91 offers another look at a South American country in the English language:
Item 81 is a circular from the King of Spain in Madrid to the bishops in America, Deseando el Rey ocurrir a los estragos... Printed in 1803, King Charles IV informs the bishops of the sending of a Sanitary Expedition whose purpose was to vaccinate children in America against smallpox. He requests the bishops' cooperation in distributing the vaccine. This humanitarian endeavor is remembered as the "Balmis Expedition" after its leader, Dr Francisco Javier de Balmis. $3,500.
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