Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 339

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(MEXICO--1746.) Villa-Señor y Sánchez, José Antonio de. Theatro americano, descripcion general de los reynos . . . de la Nueva-España. 2 identical frontispiece plates, one following each title page. [18], 232, [4], 233-382; [12], 428 pages. 2 volumes in one. Folio, later vellum; minor dampstaining, final text leaf defective and restored, lacking all 10 index leaves (5 from each volume); marca de fuego on top edge, bookplate of Alberto Mascareñas on front pastedown. México: Viuda de Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, 1746-1748

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A detailed compilation of fresh information on the towns and missions of New Spain. The last half of Volume II consists of reports on California, Texas, New Mexico, and other frontier provinces. Medina, México 3802; Palau 368823 ("obra muy buscada"); Sabin 99686; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 118 ("valuable for the many notices which it contains of the towns and mines in northern Mexico").