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Sale 2455 Lot 303
(EARLY EXPLORATION.) Sarmiento de Gamboa, Pedro. Viage al Estrecho de Magallanes. 3 folding plates. lxxxiv, 402, , xxxiii pages. 4to, contemporary tree calf, rebacked in cloth with fragment of original backstrip laid down, rear board partially restored; inked stamp erased from verso of title page causing a pinhole tear, minor dampstaining to a few early leaves, minor foxing. Madrid, 1768
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
first edition of an important narrative of early naval adventure and exploration, published from a manuscript found at the University of Madrid after almost two centuries. Sarmiento de Gamboa was a Spanish naval commander who set off from Peru in pursuit of Sir Francis Drake in 1579. He never caught Drake, but did undertake an early passage through the Straits of Magellan, then made visits to the Azores and the African coast. Appended is Tomé Hernandez's account of Sarmiento's later disastrous Patagonia colony at 'Port Famine' (Puerto Hambre). Borba de Moraes, page II:777; Hill 1526; Palau 302364; Sabin 77094.