GARCIA, Gregorio. Origen del los Indios de el nuevo mundo e Indias occidentales, Madrid: Francisco Martinez Abad, 1729. Small 2 (287 x 200mm.), title with engraved vignette, large engraved vignette to dedication by and after E. Mathias Irala, 4 engraved illustrations of medallions, woodcut head and tailpieces, woodcut initials (lower margin of second leaf shaved affecting catchword to verso, a few leaves lightly waterstained, a few light spots), contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title to spine (lightly soiled, lacking ties). Provenance: Oscar Benjamin Cintas, bookplate.
Second edition. Garcia, a Dominician, spent 12 years in Peru and Mexico. He collected a body of evidence to prove that the Americas were populated by successive waves of migrations from various other parts of the world in Valencia in 1607. Palau 98007; Sabin 26567.