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Title page of Histoire naturelle...(1758)

Joseph Gumilla, d. 1750

Histoire naturelle, civile et geographique de l’Orenoque, et des principales riviéres qui s’y jettent . . . (Avignon and Paris, 1758)

In his 30 years as Jesuit superior of the Orinoco missions, Joseph Gumilla made many exploratory journeys along the tributary of the Amazon, drawing maps and collecting information on the geography and natural history of the region.

Backer-Sommervogel III, col. 1950, no. 1