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    Sale 12259

    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 343

    LASSO DE LA VEGA, Garcia ("El Inca") (1539?-1616). Histoire de la Floride, ov Relation de ce qui s’est passé au voyage de Ferdinand de Soto, pur la conquest de ce pays. Paris: Gervais Clovzier, 1670.

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    LASSO DE LA VEGA, Garcia ("El Inca") (1539?-1616). Histoire de la Floride, ov Relation de ce qui s’est passé au voyage de Ferdinand de Soto, pur la conquest de ce pays. Paris: Gervais Clovzier, 1670.

    2 volumes, 12° (150 x 81 mm). Woodcut headpieces and devices. (A few leaves with small paper flaws affecting a few letters, pencil marks on verso of title vol.II and a note in pen at end of last leaf vol.II.) Later sprinkled calf, edges sprinkled red, spines gilt (a few discreet repairs to spines).

    FIRST FRENCH EDITION, a translation of La Florida del Inca, (Lisbon in 1605), and one of the finest contemporary accounts of DeSoto’s expedition of 1539-1543. “The author is always designated the Inca, to distinguish him from the Spanish poet of the same name, who was his cousin, and from his father, one of the Conquistadores of Peru, who also bore the name Garcilaso de la Vega” (Hill, p. 121). RARE: According to auction records, only four copies of this work have appeared at auction in the last 50 years. See also lot 358. Alden & Landis 670/87; Palau 354837; Sabin 98749.


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