9 June 2004
SOLIS Y RIBADENEYRA, Antonio de. Historia de la conquista de Mexico... Madrid: Antonio de Sancha, 1783-84.
2 volumes, 4o (263 x 198 mm). 2 engraved portrait frontispieces, 2 engraved folding maps, 24 engraved plates, engraved head- and tail-pieces. 19th-century calf gilt (rebacked, old spine laid down).
Extensively illustrated Spanish Edition of the classic account of Cortez's conquest of Mexico, first published in 1684. (See previous lot.) It went through numerous editions. Sabin 86465. (2)
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