Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 315

Price Realized: $ 1,820
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MEXICO.) Cortés, Hernando; and Francesco Lorenzana. Historia de Nueva-España. 2 folding maps, illustrated title page, 28 (of 34) plates. [18], xvi, [2], 400, [18] pages. Folio, modern 1/4 calf; lacking frontispiece plate, folding view, calendar, and 3 hieroglyphic plates, both maps worn with loss and repairs, 6 catalogue descriptions taped to front endpapers, minor dampstaining, final leaf missing lower blank corner; title page in red and black. (GM) Mexico: Hogal, 1770

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"An important and highly esteemed work, containing the celebrated letters of Cortez to the Emperor Charles V . . . illustrated with copious notes and documents, together with facsimiles of the Mexican mode of representing the tributes paid by the different towns in Mexico"--JCB III:1750. Includes an account of Californian exploration through 1769 (pages 322-328), followed by the first appearance in print of an early Cortés family map of California. Medina, Mexico 5380; Palau 142408; Pilling 898; Sabin 16938; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 152.