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Cieza de Léon (Pedro de) The seventeen years travels of Peter de Cieza,?through the mighty kingdom of Peru, and the large provinces of Cartagena and Popayan in South America: From the City of Panama, on the Isthmus, to the Frontiers of Chile
No Printer, London` 1709 - Provenance: ‘The Honorable George Baillie Esq., one of the Lords of the Treasury, 1724’ (engraved armorial bookplate); C.F.J Beausire (engraved ?19th century armorial bookplate). Small 4to, pp. [8],244,[12], engraved folding map of the Kingdom of Peru, folding view of the city of Cusco and 4 large vignettes within text, title rather browned, preliminaries slightly foxed, some spotting or light foxing elsewhere, lightly browned, new endpapers. Contemporary panelled calf, upper joint splitting, but holding very firm, spine ends very slightly chipped. *** A good copy of the first English edition of this account of the Spanish conquest and subsequent colonisation of Peru, difficult to find in commerce. Includes much on the habits and customs of the Incas. Cieza de Léon was a Spanish soldier who spent the years 1532 to 1552 with the Spanish armies in the Americas. Sabin 13056; cf. Hill 375 (first edition).
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