9 June 2004
NODAL, Bartolome Garcia de (d.1622) and Goncalo NODAL (b. ca. 1569). Relacion del viage que por orden de su Magestad, y acuerdo de el real Consejo de Indias... Cadiz: Don Manuèl Espinosa de los Monteros, . -- [Bound with:] ECHEVELAR, Manuel de. Instruccion exacta, y util de las derrotas, y navegaciones... en la America septentrional. Cadiz: Real Imprenta de Marina, .
2 works bound in one, small 4o (194 x 138 mm). Engraved folding map. Contemporary limp vellum, spine ink lettered. Provenance: Jacquin Fernandez Blanco (old ink stamp on title and endpaper); C. Cruz Montt (bookplate).
Second edition, but the first to include the important Derrotas, the instructions for navigation within the Americas. "The original edition of the voyage for the discovery of the Magellan Straits, etc., performed by the two brothers Captains Nodal... is one of the rarest books of its class... The strait of San Vincente had been traversed by Le Maire shortly before the brothers Nodal, and his name has remained to designate it. But the Spanish map has a special value of its own, and is more detailed than Le Maire's..." (see Sabin 55394). Palau 78299; Sabin 55395 and 55396.
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