Representación dirigida al Rey…en defensa de las Pesquerias de Barcas y parejas, con Artes al Bou…

282 pp., 1 leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. red morocco (lettering-piece on spine largely flaked away), gilt border round sides, flat spine gilt, a.e.g. Madrid: T. Alban, 1806.

First edition of a rare work that proposes improvements to the fishing practices of Andalucia. Marín Cubillos, director of a school for orphans and a censor, compares fishing practices in this region with the systems of other areas in Spain, England, and Africa. He also discusses the legal questions of fishing outside of local waters. There are notes on catching many types of seafood, including oysters, porgy, snapper, corvina, anchovies, salmon, etc. The author concludes with his opinions on the importance of the fishing industry to Spain’s economy.

A fine and fresh copy. Old Spanish Jesuit stamp on title.

❧ Palau 152014.

Price: $850.00

Item ID: 6607

See all items by