Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 357

Price Realized: $ 3,900
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
HERRERA, ANTONIO DE. The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America. 3 maps, 15 plates. 6 volumes. 8vo, contemporary paneled calf, moderate wear; minor marginal worming to preliminary and final leaves of second volume, final title page coming detached, early manuscript note bound into first volume: "Herrera was ignorant of Cape Horn . . ."; internally clean; bookplates on front pastedowns. London, 1725-26

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first english edition, abridged from one of the most comprehensive early histories of the Spanish colonies (above). "Had free access to many documents and sources which have since been lost or destroyed. . . . Important for the history of the conquest, colonization, and progress of the Spaniards in America"--Hill 804. Provenance: armorial bookplates of Rolle and Edward Joseph Dent; Bruce McKinney "American Experience" sale at Bonham's, 2 December 2010, lot 48, to the consignor. Borba de Moraes, page I:401; European Americana 725/95; Medina, BHA 2580; Palau 114314; Sabin 31557; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 12i.