• Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    MIÑANO, Sebastian de (1779-1845). Diccionario Geografico-Estadistico de Espana y Portugal. Madrid: Pierart-Peralta, 1826-1829. 11 vols, 4° (208 x 145mm), 20 (of 21?) folding hand-coloured maps, views and plans. (Lacking the general map in vol. IV, occasional browning and light spotting.) Contemporary Spanish mottled sheep, flat spines with red and white morocco lettering-pieces (some spines scuffed, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (armorial bookplate).

    Price Realised  

    MIÑANO, Sebastian de (1779-1845). Diccionario Geografico-Estadistico de Espana y Portugal. Madrid: Pierart-Peralta, 1826-1829. 11 vols, 4° (208 x 145mm), 20 (of 21?) folding hand-coloured maps, views and plans. (Lacking the general map in vol. IV, occasional browning and light spotting.) Contemporary Spanish mottled sheep, flat spines with red and white morocco lettering-pieces (some spines scuffed, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (armorial bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION, the first 10 volumes signed by the author as issued. The plates in these volumes could be purchased at an extra cost; Palau calls for a general map of Spain although this map is neither in the copy at the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, nor the last copy at auction recorded by ABPC (Sotheby's, 23 October 1978, lot 173). The plates include a view of Gibraltar and a map of the Canary Islands. Captain S.E. Widdrington wrote two books on the region: Spain and the Spaniards, and Sketches in Spain. Palau 171278. (11)


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