Poinsett, J. R.
Notes on Mexico Made in the Autumn of 1822 Accompanied by an Historical Sketch of the Revolution, and Translations of Official Reports on the Present State of that Country
Seller ID: 1811
London: John Miller, 1825. First edition (pp. vi, 298; Appendix, Index 138). Poinsett's signature on separate slip affixed to the verso of the title page. Tall octavo (22.5 cm) in three-quarter modern brown morocco over older marbled boards, gilt titles to spine, modern marbled epps; large folding map (62 cm x 52.5 cm) of Poinsett's travels beginning at Veracruz. Poinsett (1779- 1851) was an important emissary for the Monroe and Jackson administrations, travelling across Europe and Russia and later acting as special agent to Mexico and various South American governments. His interest in botany caused him to bring north from Mexico the 'Christmas Eve flower' which we know as the Poinsettia. A clean, bright, sound copy.
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