Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 348

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(MEXICO.) Rafael Landívar. Rusticatio Mexicana. 3 plates. xxviii, 209, [1] pages. 8vo, contemporary calf, worn; pastedowns detached, minor foxing; marca de fuego of Colegio de la santa Cruz, Querétaro (BEFK-12088) on top edge. Bologna, Italy: Aquinatis, 1782

Additional Details

Greatly expanded second edition of an epic Latin poem on the people and landscape of Mexico and Guatemala. Landívar was a Guatemalan who moved to Mexico, became a Jesuit, and then went to Italy after the expulsion. The Jesuit university in Guatemala is named in his honor. See Laird's 2006 book, "The Epic of America: An Introduction to Rafael Landívar and the Rusticatio Mexicana." Medina BHA 5004; Palau 131046; Sabin 38839. One other copy known at auction since 1971.