Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 342

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(MEXICO.) Revillagigedo, Juan; Conde de. Instruccion reservada . . . su succesor en el mando, Marqués de Branciforte, sobre el Gobiérno de Este Continente. Portrait plate as issued, plus a similar plate dated 1799 tipped in. [12], 353 pages. 8vo, contemporary calf, minor wear; minor soiling to title page, otherwise minimal wear to contents; edges tinted yellow. Mexico, 1831

Additional Details

First edition. Instructions from the outgoing Viceroy of New Spain to his successor, written in 1794 but not published until 1831. Includes substantial material on what later became Texas, California, Oregon, and Alaska. "Contains full particulars of the duties, privileges, and powers of the viceroys, and is of great importance in connection with the government of Mexico under Spanish domination"--Sabin 70288. "Abounds with details of administration [of Texas]"--Raines page 93. Palau 263470.