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(EARLY EXPLORATION.) Torquemada, Juan de. Primera [-segunda, -tercera] parte de los veinte i un libros rituales i monarchia indiana. Folding map, 3 engraved title pages. , 768, ; , 623, ; , 4, 634,  pages. 3 volumes. Folio, contemporary vellum, minor wear, first volume unmatched; minor dampstaining; small inked "MM" stamps on verso of titles and pages 52. Madrid: Rodríguez Franco, 1723 
Second edition, after the quite scarce 1615 Seville edition, most of which were lost in a shipwreck. An encyclopedic history of Indian culture and early exploration, including important discussions of Vizcaíno's early voyage to California and Oñate's expedition to New Mexico. One of a series of attractive folio editions of 17th-century works edited by Andrés González de Barcia. European Americana 725/195; Hill 1707; Medina, BHA 2491; Palau 335033; Sabin 96212; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 18a.