Poinsett, Joel 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. Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and I. Lea, 1824. 4o., 4 p. + 2 h. + VI p. + 1 h. + 359 p.
First edition. Folded map: "Map of a part of Mexico. Exhibiting the Author's Route from Vera Cruz to Mexico, and thence to Tampico. Drawn from the Author's notes and other documents by H.S. Tanner.". Presents rust stains. Hardcover, bound in cloth, spine and corners in leather.
Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779 - 1851) was an American botanist and diplomat, a member of the Chamber of Representatives of the United States, and the first United States Minister for Mexico. By special request of President Monroe, he traveled to Mexico in 1822. His only book, "Notes on Mexico" talks about his experiences and his journey; he also describes the weather, botany, traditions, the population, industry, mining, religion, etc.
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