Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 359

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(PERU.) Cabredo, Rodrigo di. Copia d´una lettera . . . al Padre Alonso Messia procurator generale della Provincia del Peru. [16] pages. 8vo, modern wrappers; minor edge wear and foxing, leaves mounted on stubs; modern bookplate on inner wrapper. Palermo, Italy: Giovanni Antonio de Franceschi, 1609

Additional Details

A letter written in Lima by a Jesuit missionary in 1607, describing a miracle. It was originally published in Spanish in Barcelona, and Italian translations soon followed in Lima and Palermo. Other editions were published that year as "Historia Insignis Miraculi" or "Historia del Insigne Milagro." No copies of either Italian translation have been known to survive until now. European Americana 609/15 (no holdings cited); Palau 38814; Wilkinson, Iberian Books 23302 ("no known surviving copy"); none in OCLC. No copies of any edition have been traced at auction.