Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(EARLY EXPLORATION.) León Pinelo, Antonio de. Epitome de la bibliotheca oriental, y occidental, nautica, y geografica. [142], "560", [7]; [2], 561-1199, mcc-mccxxxviiii, [3]; [2], 1200-1729, 132, [3] (mostly numbered in columns, two per page, but some by pages or leaves, and quite erratically). 3 volumes. Folio, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; endpapers renewed in first volume, other hinges split, minor dampstaining, minor worming restricted to first volume, a few marginal notations; title pages in red and black; inked Carlos Sanz stamps on title pages and elsewhere. Madrid: Martínez Abad, 1737-38

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Greatly expanded second edition of a bibliography on exploration, with all titles translated into Spanish. Includes notes on numerous manuscripts. The second volume is dedicated to America. "The notices it contains are very interesting, and their critical revision would be a useful and meritorious undertaking"--Sabin 40053. One of a series of attractive folio editions of 17th-century works edited by Andrés González de Barcia. European Americana 737/135; Medina, BHA 3071; Palau 135738.