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    Sale 2488 | Lot 246
    Price Realized: $16,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2488 Lot 246

      CONCEPCIÓN, JUAN DE LA. Historia General de Philipinas, Conquistas Espirituales y Temporales de estos Españoles Dominios, Establecimientos Progresos, y Decadencias. 9 folding engraved maps by Cipriano Bagay (of 10); lacks the map of the Philippines by Nicolás de la Cruz Bagay after Pedro Murillo Velarde (replaced in well-executed facsimile on 2 joined sheets of laid paper with Pro Patria watermark). Half-titles present. Printed on rag paper (except for contents of Volume 6 on Asian paper). 14 volumes. 4to, 190-194x136-140 mm, contemporary vellum with spine titles in ink and remnants of thong ties, Volume 9 and 11 spines chipped at top, Volume 10 front hinge cracked; contents relatively clean, except as noted below. Manila: Imprenta del Seminar, Conciliar, y Real de S. Carlos por Agustín de la Rosa y Balagtas, 1788 (Volumes 1-5); Sampaloc: Convento de Nuestra Señora de Loreto por Balthasar Mariano, 1788-92 (Volumes 6-14)

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      first edition. scarce set of the most extensive history of the Philippines ever published, and a monument of Spanish colonial printing. Medina/Manila 329; Palau 58787.

      I. 2 maps (Celebes/Gilolo [i. e., Eastern Sulawesi/Halmahera] and the Philippines). [56], 434, [62] pages. Map of the Philippines toned.

      II. 3 maps (Isla de San Agustín [Oroluk Island and Atoll], Isla de los Valientes [Ngatik Island and Atoll], and Japan). [4], 502, [58] pages. Map of Japan partly toned.

      III. Map of Taiwan. [4], 439, [57] pages.

      IV. [4], 487, [65] pages. Light marginal dampstaining.

      V. [4], 478, [70] pages.

      VI. Map of Southeast Asia. [4], 439, [71] pages. Map heavily browned, extremely fragile, separating at folds.

      VII. 2 maps (Guam and Saipan/Tinian). [4], 364, [52] pages.

      VIII. [4], 391, [57] pages.

      IX. Map of the Western Caroline Islands. [4], 424, [64] pages. Occasional dampstaining of text.

      X. [4], 410, [50] pages.

      XI. [4], 420, [48] pages.

      XII. [4], 419, [39] pages. Marginal dampstaining at end.

      XIII. [4], 464, [34] pages.

      XIV. [4], 381, [33] pages.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $16,250