Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 342

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(EARLY EXPLORATION.) Torquemada, Juan de. Primera [-segunda, -tercera] parte de los veinte i un libros rituales i monarchia indiana. Folding hand-colored map, 3 engraved title pages. [38], 768, [71]; [12], 623, [56]; [10], 4, 634, [42] pages. 3 volumes. Folio, contemporary patterned sheep, minor wear; intermittent foxing in Volume II, minimal dampstaining, generally quite clean and bright; edges tinted red; early owner's inked stamps on title pages. Madrid: Rodríguez Franco, 1723 [1725]

Additional Details

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.