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Histoire des Yncas, rois du Perou; contenant - De la Vega, G - 1715. 
- Amsterdam, J. Desbordes, 1715. Two parts in two. 8vo. 1,087 [(xxviii), 512; (xii), 492, (34)] pp., two engraved frontispieces, three engraved plates (one larger, folded), one large folded map. Uniform vellum with script title on the spines.= Very rare French translation of a work first published in Spanish in 1609-1616, this being the second Amsterdam edition. Widely regarded as the most accurate description of the Inca kingdom. With a fine large map of northwestern South America, including Peru and most of Colombia, and eastern Brazil. Garcilaso "El Inca" de la Vega (1539-1616), born in Cuzco, was the first scholar of mixed European and Inca descent. Old private book owner's stamp on the front flyleaf rectos, some text sections rather toned, otherwise a nice clean set. We could only trace two copies in the auction records, one in 1914 and one in 1972, so this edition is very rare indeed. Brunet II, 1483; Sabin, 98752.
[Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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