SKINNER, Capt. Joseph.
The Present State of Peru.

Published
London: printed for Richard Phillips, 1805.
References
Abbey Travel 723; Colas 2751; Lipperheide 1629; Sabin 81615; Bobins 822.
Plates
20
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5046

Quarto; 20 full page hand coloured stipple and line engravings. Original half calf and grey boards. Rule in gilt to boards and spine, patterned edges. Bookplate of 'Lord Forbes' to front pastedown.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Indian representation of the Costumes of the Ynca and his Queen.
2. Llamas or Peruvian Shep.
3. Basilio Huaylas, the Peruvian giant.
4. Overseer of a Royal Peruvian Mine.
5. Female Warrior of the Yurimangua Tribe.
6. Female Indian, habited as the Minerva of Peru.
7. Indians, Male and Female, in Costumes of Festivity.
8. Fighter at a Bull-Feast.
9. Two Female Domestics of Lima, Natives who have adopted the Spanish Dress.
10. A Lady of Lima in her full Dress.
11. A Female of Lima of the middle Class of Society.
12. Male inhabitant of Lima of the middle class of society.
13. Female Domestic of Lima of the Class of Quaterrons.
14. Virgin of the Sun.
15. Indian Warrior belonging to a barbarous Tribe.
16. Bozal, or Raw-negro, residing in the district of Lima.
17. Civilized Indian wearing the Poncho.
18. A Mestizo of Quito professing a Liberal Art accompanied by his Pupil.
19. Mulattoes of Quito.
20. Indian Woman of a Village, near Lima.