Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 303

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(GUATEMALA.) Villagutierre Sosomayor, Juan de. Historia de la conquista de la Provincia de el Itza, reduccion, y progresso de la de el Lacandon, y otras naciones de Indios barbaraos, de la mediacion de el Reyno de Guatimala, a las Provincias de Yucatan. Frontispiece plate. Folio, contemporary vellum, moderate wear, front cover reattached with cords; minor wear to frontispiece, moderate dampstaining and toning, lacking colophon leaf and front free endpaper, waste paper rear endpapers; title page in red and black; early signature and later inked stamp of Alfred W. Tozzer on title page. [Madrid, 1701]

Additional Details

First edition, volume one (all published). Second issue, with corrected catchword on leaf f2. The story of the Itza people in what is now northern Guatemala, who finally succumbed to Spanish forces in 1697. European Americana 701/262; Field 1605 ("has from its extreme rarity remained almost unknown"); Medina, BHA 2051; Palau 366681; Sabin 99643.