Sep 30 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2580 -

Sale 2580 - Lot 294

Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
(CHILE.) Alonso de Ovalle. Historica relacion del reyno de Chile. Folding map, 35 plates (14 views and 21 portraits), plus 18 full-page woodcut engravings on 9 leaves at end. [10], 455, [1] pages. 4to, early mottled calf, minor wear; early paper repairs to title page scarcely affecting text, 5-inch closed tear and other minor wear to map with early paper repairs, occasional minor foxing; edges tinted red. Rome: Francisco Cavallo, 1646

Additional Details

First and most complete edition. The engravings include a Chilean ball game, an illustrated plan of Santiago, charming woodcuts of Chilean missions, and a series of 23 portraits of key early figures, the latter not appearing in later editions. This copy includes the half-title leaf headed "Varias y Curiosas Noticias," usually lacking; it is here bound after the title page. Various plate counts have been noted, but the present configuration seems to be typical. European Americana 646/112; Medina Chile 118 (calling for 39 plates); Palau 207397; Sabin 57972.