9 June 2004
VEITIA LINAGE, Jose (ca 1620-1688). Norte de la contratacion de las Indias Occidentales. Seville: Juan Francisco de Blas, 1672.
2 parts in 1 volume, 2o (280 x 198 mm). Engraved title (dated 1671). (Occasional minor marginal worming.) Contemporary Spanish vellum, spine ink lettered. Provenance: early ownership inscription on title.
FIRST EDITION. Veitia Linage is best known by this work, a valuable contribution to the history of Spanish commerce. The book contains the laws and customs regulating the trade of Spain and her colonies. An English translation The Rule Establish'd in Spain, for the Trade in the West Indies... was published ca. 1711. Alden and Landis 672/234; Palau 356806; Sabin 987780.
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