Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 242

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
CASAS, BARTHOLOMÉ DE LAS. Narratio regionum indicarum per Hispanos quosdam devastatarum verissima. Engraved title page, 17 copperplate text engravings. [6], 141 pages. 4to, later vellum, minor wear; endpapers renewed, title page worn on fore-edge and restored with light foxing, first 3 text leaves with marginal wear to fore-edge, most illustrations cropped slightly on fore-edge, 3 left uncropped but folded, many leaves tastefully reinforced on fore-edge, lacks final blank; all edges gilt; later bookplate on front pastedown. Frankfurt: de Bry and Sauer, 1598

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first latin edition, and first illustrated edition of the author's Brevissima relacion, its appendix, and 2 other tracts. This was the first appearance of the illustrations depicting the atrocities committed by the Spaniards in the New World. The engravings, which were used in many later publications, were done by the de Bry brothers after original drawings by Jodocus a Winghe, who had never visited America. "This edition is much sought for, in consequence of the beauty of the first impressions of the plates"--Sabin 11283. This copy belonged to the Mexican bibliophile Federico Gómez de Orozco (1891-1962). Church 320; European Americana 598/20; Medina BHA 383; Palau 46960; Streeter sale I:30.