The Highest Andes A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys. E. A. Fitz Gerald.

The Highest Andes A Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina, and the Exploration of the Surrounding Valleys

Hardcover, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First Edition. Very Good-. First American Edition. Frontispiece photographic portrait of Aconcagua, 43 other photographs, photographic panorama from summit of Penitentes, 7 drawn illustrations, 2 fold-out maps, 4 appendices, index. Bound in publisher's brick dark green cloth with gold cover and spine titles. Moderate wear to edges of covers. Moderate to heavy foxing to all page edges. Previous owner bookplate front pastedown. Spotting to frontispiece and title page, scattered spotting to text. Both maps clean and beautiful with only a small crease tear to the large map of Aconcagua. Edward Arthur FitzGerald was an American born Britisher who personally financed and led the 1896-1897 expedition that was the first to summit Aconcagua and Tupungato. Aconcagua, at 22,837 feet, is the highest mountain in all of the Americas. Tupungato is fairly massive as well with a maximum elevation of 21,560 feet. Aconcagua lies entirely within Argentina while Tupungato is on the border between Argentina and Chile. The appendices cover 72 pages and deal with the rock specimens collected in the Andes, notes on fossils collected, the natural history of the Aconcagua Valleys including sections on mammals, birds, reptiles, scorpions and spiders, and plants, and the border dispute between Argentina and Chile. Book now protected in an archival plastic cover. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. [Item #69255]

Price: $250.00

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