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 : with an account likewise of every thing material that passed there afterwards to the end of November following ... To which is added, a description of Callao and Lima before their destruction, and of the kingdom of Peru in general, with its inhabitants, setting forth their manners, customs, religion, government, commerce, &c. Interspersed with passages of natural history and physiological disquisitions; particularly an enquiry into the cause of earthquakes. The whole illustrated with a map of the country about Lima, plans of the road and town of Callao, another of Lima; and several cuts of the natives, drawn on the spot by the translator


Date: 1748



Ch. I: A description of Callo and LIma, as they were before the late earthquake, with an enquiry into the reason why it never rains there, and the cause of earthquakes. It was supplied by "another hand"; see p. xiii

Ch. II: A true and particular relation of the dreadful ruin in which Lima... was involved. It is a translation by Henry Johnson of Pedro Lozano's "Individual y verdadera relacion de la ruyna que padecio... Lima," first published at Lima in 1746. See Sabin (describing 2nd ed.)

Ch. III: A description of Peru and its inhabitants, with their different interests

Appendix. A full account of the late dreadful earthquake at Port-Royal in Jamaica; in two letters written by the minister of that place [i.e., the Rev. E. Heath]

Some plates signed: B. Cole sculp.



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Publisher: London : Printed for T. Osborne in Gray's Inn




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