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Vega, Garcillasso De La El Inca Garcilaso De La Vega"
Histoire des Yncas, Rois du Perou. Contenant leur origine, depuis le premier Ynca Manco Capac, leur etablissement, leur idolatrie, leurs sacrifices, leurs loix, leurs conquetes; les merveilles du Temple du Soleil; & tout l'etat de ce grand empire, avant que les Espagnols s'en rendissent maitres. Avec une description des animaux, des fruits, des mineraux, des plantes, &c. Traduit de l'Espagnol de l'Ynca Garcillasso de la Vega, par J. Baudoin."
Amsterdam, Gerard Kuyper, 1704. Two volumes in two. 12mo (15.8 x 9.9 cm). Engraved frontispieces and titles in red and black. [xx], 512; [viii], 492, [xxxviii] pp.; one large, folded, engraved map and three engraved plates, of which one is larger, folded. Contemporary full calf. Spines with five raised bands, compartments with gilt vignettes and morocco labels with gilt title and volume number. Boards with gilt dentelles. Edges speckled red. This is a rare, early French edition as the later ones are from 1715, 1727, 1737, etc., and only preceded by a 1633 edition, published in Paris by Courbe. The work includes a detailed map of the Inca empire, and actually from Costa Rica and Trinidad in the north to Chile and Argentina in the south, and a folded plate of Le temple du soleil. The two other plates show Inca rulers. The author, Garcilaso El Inca de la Vega (1539-1616), born in Cuzco, was the first scholar of mixed European and Inca descent. Armorial bookplate of John Stackhouse pasted on the front pastedowns. Title shield of first volume lost, repaired tears in the temple plate. Otherwise a very good, remarkably well-preserved copy. Palau Very fine condition; Sabin, Very fine condition (under Vega)."
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