Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 292

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1748.) Cuevas, Aguirre y Espinosa, José Francisco. Extracto de los autos de diligencias, y reconocimientos de los rios, lagunas, vertientes, y desagues de la capital Mexico, y su valle. Folding map. [2], 71 pages. Folio, contemporary vellum, minor wear; 8-inch repaired closed tear to map, otherwise minimal wear to contents; title page in red and black. Mexico: Viuda de Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, 1748

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first edition of a groundbreaking study of the capital region's serious problems with drainage and flooding. It features the first publication of an important late-17th century map by the great intellectual Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, engraved by Antonio Moreno. Medina, Mexico 3887; Palau 66220; Stevens, Historical Nuggets I:792 ("of the utmost typographical and historical importance").