Oct 16, 2018 - Sale 2488

Sale 2488 - Lot 231

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
GONZÁLEZ DE MENDOZA, JUAN. Historia de las Cosas mas notables, Ritos y Costumbres, del gran Reyno de la China. [24], 380, [2] (of [4]) pages; lacks final blank. 8vo, 156x95 mm, 18th-century mottled calf, flat spine gilt with floral tooling and leather lettering piece, top of spine chipped, cover corners worn through; contents browned, few ink blots on fore edges showing internally. Bookplate of the Mexican historian and bibliographer Joaquín García Icazbalceta (1824-94). Antwerp: Pierre Bellère, 1596

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first antwerp edition of the standard work of the period on China, originally published in 1585 in Rome. Pages 295-380 contain Martín Ignacio de Loyola's description of his westward journey around the world in 1582-84, during which he passed through Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, and Mexico on his way to China, returning to Europe around the Cape of Good Hope. Alden 596/53; Palau 105501 note; Peeters-Fontainas 510; Streit IV, 2039.