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HERRERA TORDESILLAS, Antonio de.

Historia general de los hechos de los Castellanos

en las islas y tierra firme del mar oceano [Decades 1-8] ... [WITH] Descripcion de las Indias Occidentales ... [WITH] GARCIA, Gregorio: Orígen de los Indios del Nueva Mundo é Indias Occidentale.

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98483
Madrid, Officina Real de Nicolas Rodriguez Franco, 1730
£25,000

The second Spanish edition of a highly important collection of Spanish narratives of exploration and conquest, drawing on some sources no longer extant.

An essential work for the study of the discovery, conquest and colonization of America, preferred in the second edition because it was compiled, amended and enlarged by Andres Gonzalez Barcia with the addition of the Tabla General de cosas notables bound at the end. The Descripcion de las Indias Occidentales is in volume I, with a different engraved title and separate foliation; it includes 14 folding engraved maps of the American Continent, West Indies (2), New Spain (Mexico), New Galicia (Mexico), Guatemala, South America, Panama, Nuevo Reino (Colombia and Venezuela), Audience of Quito (Ecuador), Audience of Lima (Peru), Audience of Los Charchas (Bolivia), Chile and the East Indies. When first published in 1622, it also contained the true first edition of the journal of the Le Maire-Schouten

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3 works comprising 10 parts bound in 4 volumes, folio, engraved title-pages, 14 engraved maps, eighteenth-century mottled calf gilt, spines with monogram 'N' crowned with a Ducal coronet in compartments, joints cracked but firm, modern calf-backed bookform boxes, a handsome set.

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