Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 105

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(MEXICO.) Pérez de Ribas, Andrés. Historia de los triumphos de Nuestra Santa Fee entre gentes las mas barbaras, y fieras del Nuevo Orbe. [40], 763, [1] pages. Folio, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; minor dampstaining, minor foxing, moderate worming, repair to final leaf with loss of a few words; marca de fuego on top edge, small inked "MM" stamps on verso of title and page 52. Madrid: Paredes, 1645

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first edition. One of the fundamental sources for the history of the Jesuit missions in Sinaloa, with several references to California and Florida. Of particular interest is Chapter XII of Book VII, which includes an account of Don Pedro Porter y Casanate's voyage along the California coast, and the text of Fr. Jacinto Cortes' letter describing his unintentional visit to the "islas de Californias" in 1642, with an important description of the local Indians. European Americana 645/96; Medina, BHA 1083; Palau 222254; Sabin 60895; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 43. None known at auction since 1986.