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Rare seismology book: Pedro Lozano,; A True and Particular Relation of the Dreadful Earthquake Which happen'd at Lima, the Capital of Peru, and the neighbouring Port of Callao, on the 28th of October,

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Rare seismology book: Pedro Lozano,; A True and Particular Relation of the Dreadful Earthquake Which happen'd at Lima, the Capital of Peru, and the neighbouring Port of Callao, on the 28th of October,

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Lozano, Pedro; A True and Particular Relation of the Dreadful Earthquake Which happen'd at Lima, the Capital of Peru, and the neighbouring Port of Callao, on the 28th of October, 1746 To which is added, A Description of Callao and Lima before their Destruction. 2nd edition, T. Osborne, London, 1748. Octavo, pp. xxiii, 341, copper engraved folded frontispiece map, 3 folded engraved plans, 5 folded engraved plates.

The work is complete and in a 20th century cloth with gilt titles and marbled end sheets. The binding is tight and clean, the text and plates are exceptionally clean. In very good condition.

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Published the same year as the first edition, this work contains a vivid description of the Lima earthquake and tsunami of October 28th, 1746. Later editions were greatly abridged. This eyewitness account has been attributed to Pedro Lozano with the translation to Henry Johnson. The earthquake caused massive destruction and killed thousands of people. Callao, a sea-port town, just south from Lima was, literally wiped out by a hugh tsunami. A British vessel in the port was swept two miles inland. The folding map shows the country around Lima, with Callao just to the south, a plan of the road from Lima to Callao, a plan of the town of Callao as it was before the earthquake, a plan of the city of Lima, and several plates of the natives. Included is an historical account of Callao and Lima, and of Peru in general with information on the people, their manners, customs, religion, government, commerce, etc. An appendix at the rear of the work provides a description of the earthquake in Jamaica in 1692 which destroyed the pirate capital of Port Royal.

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