Sale 16BP02 | Lot 36

HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, ANTONIO DE The general history of the vast continent and islands of America, commonly calld, the West-I...

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, ANTONIO DE The general history of the vast continent and islands of America, commonly calld, the West-I...

Lot Details

Lot 36
HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, ANTONIO DE The general history of the vast continent and islands of America, commonly calld, the West-I...
London: Jer.[emiah] Batley (printed by Samuel Palmer and others), 1725-6. Six volumes, contemporary panelled calf, all edges sprinkled. First edition in English. 7 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches (19.5 x 12 cm); various paginations, with two engraved frontispiece portraits of Columbus and Cortez, three folding maps (two at ends of volumes, one in text), and thirteen plates (twelve folding). Explorers Club bookplate and blindstamp to some plates and text leaves, William Vaughan's copy with his bookplate (Courtfield, Monmouthshire), ink numerals at foot of first text leaf in each volume, some joints cracked, several boards detached, heads of spines chipped, etc. Generally a clean set internally.
Herrera's history, based on access to the archives of Philip II, III and IV of Spain, was published as the Historia general de los hechos de los Castellanos en las islas y tierra firme del Mar Oceano (Madrid, 1601-1615). Alden & Landis 725/95; Hill 804; Palau 114314; Sabin 31557.


C The Explorers Club Collection

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Sold for $1,062 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

No condition report? Click here to request one.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Sold for $1,062 (includes buyer's premium)

Ask the Specialist Track Lot
Catalogue Info

Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs

Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 10am EST
View All Lots