LASSO de la VEGA, GARCIA Histoire des Yncas Rois du Perou ... on a joint a cette edition LHistoire de la conquete de la Florid...
Amsterdam: Jean Frederic Bernard, 1737. Two volumes, contemporary calf. 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches (25 x 19 cm); with frontispiece, 3 folding maps, 15 plates, half-titles in both volumes, title in red and black, 540 pp., table; 373 pp., table. Explorers Club bookplate and blindstamps to titles, map and occasionally elsewhere, ink numerals to first leaf of text, faint dampstain to upper margin of volume II, clean overall, some wear to joints and small losses to bindings.
This French translation of Lasso de la Vega, son of the Spanish conquistador Sebastian Garcilaso de la Vega and Princess Isabel Chimpu Ocllo, (granddaughter of the last Inca emperor) includes his The Incas of Peru and The Conquest of Florida and adds Hennepin's Discovery of a Country greater than Europe. It is noted for its fine plates after Picart and includes maps of the Mississippi region and Florida. Palau 354803; Sabin 98752.
C The Explorers Club Collection
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