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Hemming, John

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ISBN 10: 0876903235 / ISBN 13: 9780876903230
Editorial: E P Dutton, New York, NY, 1986
Condición: Collectible - New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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BRAND NEW & Collectible. Stated First Edition. History of Spanish conquest of modern Columbia and Venzuela. A complimentary volume to Canadian historian and explorer John Hemming's (1935 -) The Conquest of the Incas (1970). Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada struck gold near modern Bogota. Within 2 years, intense search began for El Dorado --- that city of gold whose ruler, coated with gold, held lake side ceremonial rites. Augmented by color photos from the Gold Museum at Bogota, volume recounts adventures of the conquistaors. N° de ref. de la librería 011333

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Editorial: E P Dutton, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1986

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Collectible - New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Edición: First Edition, First Thus

Tipo de libro: Stated First Edition

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The legend of El Dorado, and of a naked ruler who covered his body in gold dust, completely obsessed conquistadors and successive adventurers, who went in search of the sacred gold belonging to the Indians in Central and South America. Here is not only the story of the explorers' cruelty, but also of the indescribable hardships they suffered. Beguilingly illustrated with images from the Gold Museum in Bogotá, as well as the author's own photographs.

About the Author:

John Hemming has long been interested in the conquest period of South America. He has experienced expeditions cutting into unexplored Amazon forest, and has visited many American Indian tribes, notably on the upper Amazon, on the hills of the Brazilian-Venezuelan frontier, in the interior of the Guianas, and along the length of the Andes. He is a former Director and Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society.

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