Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 243

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(CHILE.) Ovalle, Alonso de. Historic[a] relacio[n] del reyno de Chile. Folding map, 37 plates, plus 18 full-page woodcut engravings on 9 leaves at end. [8 of 10], 455, [1] pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, moderate wear, hole in rear cover; endpapers defective, lacking the leaf before the title (as almost always found), title page defective with loss of several letters in upper corner; map worn with crude early repairs but largely complete, a few other tears and repairs, moderate foxing and worming; early owners' inscriptions on title page and front free endpaper. Rome: Francisco Cavallo, 1646

Additional Details

first and most complete edition. The engravings include a Chilean ball game, an illustrated plan of Santiago, charming woodcuts of Chilean missions, and a series of 23 portraits of key early figures, the latter not appearing in later editions. European Americana 646/112; Palau 207397; Sabin 57972.