Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 332

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
BENZONI, GIROLAMO. La Historia del Mondo Nuovo. Numerous woodcut illustrations, including a full-page portrait. Small 8vo, early 1/2 calf; a few headlines grazed; early inked library stamp on title page. Venice: Pietro & Francesco Tini, 1572

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Second edition. One of the few extended accounts of the early Spanish colonies by an outsider. Benzoni was an Italian who travelled widely through Central America and Peru from 1541 to 1556. His account is hostile to the Spanish administration and sympathetic to the plight of the Indians. European Americana 572/7; Palau 27625; Sabin 4791.