London, Printed for T. Osborne, 1748.
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Callao (Callao, Peru) -- Description and travel.
Earthquakes -- Peru.
Lima (Peru) -- Description and travel.
Peru -- Description and travel.
xiii, 341 p. front. (fold. map) 5 fold. pl., 3 fold. plans. 21 cm.
"A true and particular relation of the dreadful ruin in which Lima ... was involved" (p. 131-199) is a translation by Henry Johnson of the "Individual, y verdadera relacion de la extrema ruyna que padeciò ... Lima." first published at Lima in 1746. cf. Dict. nat. biog., v. 30, p. 14.
"Appendix. A full account of the late dreadful earthquake at Port-Royal in Jamaica; in two letters written by the minister of that place [Rev. E. Heath] from a-board the Granada in Port-Royal harbour ": p. -334.
The bulk of the work, including the description of Peru and its cities and the scientific observations, is a compilation from various authors, made, not by the translator, but "by another hand." cf. Pref., p. xiii.
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