Sep 28, 2023 - Sale 2646

Sale 2646 - Lot 318

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(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, later vellum from a different volume, detached from text block; minor foxing, leaf 89 slightly defective; edges speckled orange; 1750 inscription on flyleaf and title page, marca de fuego on top edge. Mexico: Maria de Benavides, 1688

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First edition of an important work by the first Florida-born author (born in St. Augustine in 1620). It features 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.