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The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, during the years 1849-'50-'51-'52 / J.M. Gilliss ; Archibald MacRae ... [et al.].
United States Naval Astronomical Expedition (1849-1852), creator
Gilliss, J. M. (James Melville), 1811-1865
MacRae, Archibald, 1820-1855
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Countway Medicine

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A.O.P. Nicholson, printer
4 v. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 30 cm.

Q115 .U5

Q115 .U5 vols. 1, 2
Scientific expeditions -- Southern Hemisphere ;  Scientific expeditions -- South America ;  Southern Hemisphere -- Description and travel ;  South America -- Description and travel ;  United States Naval Astronomical Expedition (1849-1852)

South America


Zoology (General works)

Andes Mountains




Botany (General works)

Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

South Africa

Astronomy (General works)


I. Chile: its geography, climate, earthquakes, government, social condition, mineral and agricultural resources, commerce, &c., &c. [with Appendices A, B, C] / by J. M. Gilliss. 1855. -- II. Report of journeys across the Andes and pampas of the Argentine provinces / by Archibald MacRae. Appendices: D. Report on the minerals and mineral waters of Chile / by J. Lawrence Smith. Appendix E. A description of the Indian antiquities brought from Chile and Peru, by the United States Naval Astronomical Expedition / by Thomas Ewbank. Appendix F. Zoology: Mammals / by S. F. Baird. Birds / by John Cassin. Reptiles, fishes, Crustacea / by Charles Girard. Shells / by A. A. Gould. Appendix G. Botany. List of the dried plants brought from Chile by the U.S.N. Astronomical Expedition / by Asa Gray. List of living plants and seeds / by Wm. D. Brackenridge. Appendix H. Paleontology. Description of a portion of the lower jaw and a tooth of the mastadon andium; also, of a tooth and fragment of the femur of a mastadon from Chile / by Jeffries Wyman. Some remarks on the organic remains from Chile, with descriptions of the species / by T. A. Conrad. Addendum. Meteoric iron of Atacama / by R.A. Philippi. 1855. -- III. Observations to determine the solar parallax, J. M. Gilliss. 1856. -- IV.-V. Not published. See note preceding contents -- VI. Magnetical and meteorological observations, under the direction of J. M. Gilliss. 1856.

Vols. 4 and 5, designed to contain the results of the astronomical observations, were not published. The material was published later by the U.S. Naval Observatory in its Astronomical and meteorological observations. (Washington observations) for 1868, app. I, 1871, and Astronomical, magnetic and meteorological observations (Washington observations) for 1890, app. I, 1895.
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  Ex. doc. (United States. Congress. House) ; 33rd Congress, 1st session, no. 121
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