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    Sale 2455 | Lot 311
    Price Realized: $12,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2455 Lot 311

      (MEXICO.) Cepeda, Fernando de; and Fernando Alfonso Carrillo. Relacion universal, legitima y verdadera del sitio en que esta fundada la . . . Ciudad de Mexico. [2], 31; 41; 28; [1], 11; 29-39 leaves (erratically paginated). 4 parts in one. Large 4to, contemporary calf gilt, minor wear; first leaf mounted on stub, a few other marginal early paper repairs, last 11 leaves of Part III misbound after Part IV. Mexico: Francisco Salbago, 1637

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      Describes engineering efforts in early 17th-century Mexico. 'This very rare book contains an official account of the celebrated Desague, or canal of Gueguetoca . . . which was constructed to carry off the superabundant waters of the lake of Mexico'--Rich 216. Medina, Mexico 484; Palau 51558; Sabin 11693. None known at auction since 1986.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $12,500