Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(ARGENTINA.) Dobrizhoffer, Martin. Historia de abiponibus equestri, bellicosaque paraquariae natione. 2 maps, 5 (of 6) plates, folding table. [24], 476; 499; 424, [12] pages. 3 volumes. 8vo, later polished calf gilt by Hayday, minor wear; lacking the plate of fishes facing I:366, toning, minimal dampstaining, first free endpaper detached, Volume II contents and errata bound at the end of Volume III; partially unopened. Vienna: Kurzbek, 1784

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first latin edition, translated from the original German of 1783. A history of the Abipón people of Paraguay in what is now the northern part of Argentina, written by a Jesuit who lived among them for 18 years until the expulsion. "The most complete, faithful, and interesting detail of the life, habits, and character of a savage tribe which was ever written"--Field 431. Medina, BHA 5070; Palau 74702.