Proctor’s Travels in Peru

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Proctor relates his arrival at Buenos Aires, his journey across the Pampas of Argentina, then over the cordilleras to Santiago and Valparaiso, and by sea to Callao and Lima

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Title

Proctor’s Travels in Peru

Author(s)

PROCTOR, Robert

Publisher

Archibald Constable & Co.

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1825

Binding

publisher's cloth

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Proctor, Robert: Narrative of a journey across the Cordillera of the Andes and of a residence in Lima and other parts of Peru in the years 1823 and 1824. London: Archibald Constable and Co., 1825. 8vo. pp. xx, 374. Scattered foxing throughout. Worn contemporary cloth, lettered direct on spine, rebacked, endpapers renewed.

‘Proctor was the agent for a British loan to Peru. He relates his arrival at Buenos Aires, his journey across the Pampas of Argentina, then over the cordilleras to Santiago and Valparaiso, and by sea to Callao and Lima. He describes a visit to General Bernardo O’Higgins and gives various particulars concerning General Simon Bolivar, General Antonio Jose de Sucre’s expedition, and other events of importance in the liberation of Spanish South America’ (Hill). Hill, Pacific Voyages, 1396; Sabin, Bibliotheca Americana, 65951.