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Origen de los indios de el nuevo mundo e Indias Occidentales, averiguado con discurso de opiniones.
Francisco Martinez Abad, Madrid 1729 - Second edition, edited, and brought up to date by Andres Gonzales de Barcia Carballido y Zuniga, who had resided twelve years as a missionary in America. Folio, pp. [32], 1, 8-336, [80]; vignette title-p. showing ships approaching a coast, engraved portrait of Thomas Aquinas, 5 small engravings in the text; contemporary and probably original full limp vellum, spine lettered in ms.; nice copy. With the letterpress bookplate on the verso of the title-p. of Dr. D. Miguel Tafur (i.e. Miguel Tafur y Zea, 1766-1833), the noted Peruvian medical doctor whose biography is given by Juan Lastres in Vida y obras del Dr. Muguel Tafur (Lima, 1943). One of the earliest compilations concerning the origin of the native American. GarciaĆ­s opinion was that the American Indians descended from various races of the old world, including Chinese and Tartars. "But all his learning on this subject is of less value than the positive facts concerning the native tribes, which he drew partly from his own experiences in the New World, and partly from a MS. work by Juan de Vetanzos (one of the companions of Pizarro, and a man specially skilled in the native languages), which was in the possession of Garcia, and which has never been published. The fifth book of GarciaĆ­s work contains the native Indian accounts of their origin, and is divided into sections which treat separately of the various distinct tribes of Mexico and Peru." Medina IV, 2713; Borba de Moraes I, 346; Sabin, 26567: "a work of vast erudition. All that has ever been imagined as to the origin of the Americans, and the manner in which this New World was peopled, is gathered here."
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