[MOLINA, JUAN IGNACIO] Compendio della storia geografica, naturale e civile del regno del Chile. Bologna: S. Tommaso dAquin...
Bologna: S. Tommaso d'Aquino, 1776. First edition. Contemporary vellum. 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (20 x 12.5 cm); folding map, 10 plates (some folding), viii, 245  pp. Explorers Club bookplate and blindstamp to title, ink numerals to first leaf, some foxing at extremities but generally a clean copy, vellum lightly soiled.
Molina was a Jesuit who upon expulsion from his order lived the balance of his long life in Bologna and devoted much time to the early history of Chile. This anonymous work has also been attributed to the Abbe Vidaurre and this copy has an early manuscript note on the front blank reading "by Vidaurre." The work is rare in commerce with one auction record in 20 years. Palau 174554; Sabin 12756.
C The Explorers Club Collection
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