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Six Months' Residence and Travels in Mexico; Containing Remarks on the Present State of New Spain, Its Natural Productions, State of Society, Manufactures, Trade, Agriculture, and Antiquities,
FIRST EDITION, folding map, plan of the city of Mexico, table, panorama view, 15 plates including 4 coloured Mexican costume plates, 8vo, contemporary straight grained morocco, gilt paneled spine, some browning. SABIN 9140. ABBEY 666. In 1822 Bullock went to Mexico where he became involved in silver mine speculation. He brought back many artifacts and specimens which formed a new exhibition in the Egyptian Hall. Bullock was the first English traveler in Mexico since Father Gage in 1640." (Sabin) He arrived there in 1823, landing at Veracruz, ascended to Mexico City, and spent most of his visit in the city or its immediate surroundings in the valley of Mexico. He gives details much of contemporary Mexican life, while the fine plates, based on Bullock s own drawings, show natives and landscapes. Particularly striking is the panoramic view of the valley of Mexico, which serves as a folding frontispiece.