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Lorenzana, Francisco Antonio
HISTORIA DE NUEVA-ESPAÑA, ESCRITA POR SU ESCLARECIDO CONQUISTADOR HERNAN CORTES, AUMENTADA CON ORTROS DOCUMENTOS, Y NOTAS.
Mexico: Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, del Br. D. Joseph Antonio de Hogal en la Calle de Tiburcio, 1770. Mexico: Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, del Br. D. Joseph Antonio de Hogal en la Calle de Tiburcio, 1770. [20],xvi,400,[19]pp., plus thirty-three plates including frontispiece (one folding) and two folding maps. Frontispiece bound in after titlepage. Titlepage printed in red and black. Titlepage vignette. Small folio. Later polished green calf, stamped in blind and gilt, all edges marbled. Rebacked in green cloth, retaining much of the original gilt backstrip. Boards rubbed and edge worn, corners worn. Bookplate on front pastedown (see below), 19th-century ownership inscription on front free endpaper, canceled library stamp on front free endpaper. Six- inch closed tear and earlier repairs to first map (with no loss), earlier repairs to folding plate and upper margin of leaves 2E1- 2E2. Occasional spots of light foxing but on the whole quite clean internally. Overall, very good. This copy bears the bookplate of Hiram Bingham (1875-1956), the important explorer, historian, and Yale lecturer who "rediscovered" the Incan city of Machu Picchu in 1911. The volume was deaccessioned by Yale as a duplicate. A major work concerning the conquest of Mexico and the Southwest, assembled by the Archbishop of Mexico, including printings of Cortes' second, third and fourth letters, an account of his voyage to the peninsula of California, and notices of the subsequent expeditions up to 1769. The inserted section of thirty-one full-page engraved plates constitutes a facsimile of a Mexi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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