Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 271

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1661.) Peralta Calderon, Mathias de. El Apostol de las Indias, y nuevas gentes San Francisco Xavier. [20], 101, 112, 100, 96, [16] pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; bound without free endpapers, pastedowns defective, minor dampstaining and wear; marca de fuego of Convento de San Francisco in Puebla (BF-12051) on top edge. Mexico: Augustin de Santistevan y Francisco Lupercio, 1661

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A biography of St. Francis Xavier, founder of the Jesuits, and his work in Asia. Some sources credit the work to Diego Luis de Sanvitores y Alonso de Maluenda. Medina, Mexico 886; Palau 301134; Sabin 60847 ("a very rare piece").