Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 259

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
AN ORIGINAL WORK WRITTEN IN NAHUATL (MEXICAN IMPRINT--1607.) Mijangos, Juan de. [Espeio divino en lengua mexicana.] 3 full-page woodcuts and other illustrations. [8 of 16], 562, [6] pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, worn; lacking front endpapers, lacking title page and 5 other leaves, edge wear and early repairs to numerous leaves, moderate dampstaining, early marginal notes throughout, waste-paper rear endpapers. [Mexico: Diego Lopez Davalos, 1607]

Additional Details

"A large work of moral and theological philosophy written entirely in Nahuatl. The work is designed for use by both the educated Indians and the clergy working among the natives"--Szewcyzk, 39 Books and Broadsides Printed in America Before the Bay Psalm Book, 20. Features one of the first American images of Saint Augustine. Medina, Mexico 238; Palau 168872 ("estimado en comercio"); Pilling 2581; Sabin 48908 ("Extremely rare, not mentioned by Brunet, Rich, Brochaus, or Stevens").