Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 342

Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(MEXICO.) Cortes, Hernán; and Francesco Lorenzana. Historia de Nueva-España. 2 folding maps, 34 plates, and illustrated title page. [20], xvi, 400, [19] pages. Folio, 10 x 7 1/2 inches, later polished green calf gilt, rebacked with portion of original backstrip laid down; repairs and closed tear to first map, repaired closed tears to folding plate and leaves Ee1-2; title page in red and black, marbled edges; 1884 inscription on front free endpaper, bookplate of Hiram Bingham (famed as the explorer of Machu Picchu) and released Yale library stamp on front free endpaper. 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. Medina, Mexico 5380; Palau 142408; Pilling 898; Sabin 16938.