Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 287

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1688.) Francisco de Florencia. La estrella de el norte de Mexico. Frontispiece plate of the Virgin of Guadalupe. [21], 241, [3] leaves. 4to, contemporary vellum, minor wear; lacking free endpapers, moderate dampstaining. Mexico: Maria de Benavides, 1688

Additional Details

First edition of an important work by the first Florida-born author (born in St. Augustine in 1620). It featured one of the first published accounts of Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (the first indigenous Mexican saint) and his role as a witness of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Medina, Mexico 1412; Palau 92340. No other first editions traced at auction.