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ACOSTA, José de. Historie naturael en morael van de Westersche Indien. Waer inne ghehandelt wort van de merckelijckste dingen des hemels/ elementen/ metalen/ planten ende gedierten van dien: als oock de manieren/ ceremonien/ wetten/ regeeringen/ ende oorlogen der Indianen. Uit den Spaenschen in onse Nederduytsche tale overgheset: door Jan Huyghen van Linschoten. 2e editie. Amsterdam, by Broer Jansz. voor Jan Evertsz. Cloppenburgh, 1624.4to. Contemporary vellum (warped, 1 joint splitting but firmly holding). With large woodcut on title-page and 13 large woodcuts in the text. First published in Seville in 1590: Historia natural y moral delas Indias; first Dutch edition was published in Enkhuizen in 1598. - José de Acosta (1540-1600), Spanish Jesuit missionary and historian, wrote this early important eye-witness account of South America, dealing i.a. with the history of the Indians of Peru and Mexico. 'Agosta was one of the first scholars to formulate a systemic theory of anthropology, suggesting a classification of different peoples into different types, and anticipating later theories of social evolution' (Howgego p.3). It is one of the earliest balanced accounts of the New World. A great classic translated into nearly every European language. - (Age-browned; some small library stamps).Tiele 26; Tiele, Mémoire, 291 ; Muller, America, 8; Cat. NHSM I, p.261 (ed. 1598); Sabin 127; European Americana II, 624/3. [Boeknr.: 28523 ]

€ 2250,00

ACOSTA, José de. Historie naturael ende morael van de Westersche Indien. Waer inne ghehandelt wordt van de merckelijckste dingen des hemels/ elementen/ metalen/ planten ende ghedierten van dien: als oock de manieren/ ceremonien/ wetten/ regeeringen/ ende oorloghen der Indianen. .. nu eerstmael uyt den Spaenschen in onser Nederduytsche tale overgheset: door Jan Huyghen van Linschoten. Enchutsen, Jacob Lenaertsz Meyn, 1598.Sm.8vo. 17th century vellum (back cover soiled). With woodcut device on titlepage and decorated woodcut initials and tailpieces. (7),389,(8) lvs. First Dutch edition, translated by Jan Huygen van Linschoten; first published in Seville in 1590: Historia natural y moral delas Indias. - José de Acosta (1540-1600), Spanish Jesuit missionary and historian, wrote this early important eye-witness account of South America, dealing i.a. with the history of the Indians of Peru and Mexico. 'Agosta was one of the first scholars to formulate a systemic theory of anthropology, suggesting a classification of different peoples into different types, and anticipating later theories of social evolution' (Howgego p.3). It is one of the earliest balanced accounts of the New World, concentrating on the Spanish possessions in Peru and Mexico, covering the Inca and Aztec people. A great classic translated into nearly every European language. It opened the eyes of Europe to the extraordinary wealth Spain was reaping from its possessions in the New World - (With library stamp on titlepage and faint waterstains in a few leaves). - A very good copy of a pioneering work on America.Tiele 25; Tiele, Mémoire, 289; Muller, America, p.3; Cat. NHSM I, p.261; Sabin 126; European Americana 598/3. [Boeknr.: 36674 ]

€ 4500,00

ANDERSON, Alexander D. The Silver Country or the Great Southwest. A review of the mineral and other wealth, the attractions and material development of the former kingdom of New Spain, comprising Mexico and the Mexican cessions to the United States in 1848 and 1853. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1877.Original green cloth, with map of New Spain in black to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. With folding map (some tears rep.). 221 pp. First edition. - The first important work on the whole of America's Southwest, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, including much information on the gold and silver mines, agriculture and stockraising, topography and climate, etc. - Blind-stamped library stamp on title-page, otherwise fine.Cowan p.5. [Boeknr.: 8438 ]

€ 150,00

BODDAM WHETHAM, J.W. Across Central America. London, Hurst & Blackett, 1877.Original decorated cloth (top of spine sl. dam.). With frontispiece view of Guatemala, title page printed in black and red with border and with engraved vignette of Flores, Lake of Peten. XII,353 pp. First edition. - 'One of the classic travelogues by an experienced travel book author, recounting his observations during a visit to Guatemala and the Yucatan during 1873. Provides detailed descriptions of physical setting, people, places, life-styles and customs, with particular attention to rural Indians, furnishing an account of Guatemalan life during the Barrios regime' (Grieb GU197). [Boeknr.: 36682 ]

€ 295,00

BUSSIERRE, Marie Théodore de. L'empire Mexicain. Histoire des Toltèques, des Chichimèques, des Aztèques et de la conquête Espagnole. Paris, Henri Plon, 1863.Original embossed cloth. 427 pp. First edition. - Marie-Théodore Renouard, Viscount of Bussierre ( 1802 - 1865 ) was a French diplomat, traveller, ethnologist and a writer. - (Some foxing).Sabin 9561. [Boeknr.: 8477 ]

€ 175,00

HUXLEY, Aldous. Beyond the Mexique Bay. London, Chatto & Windus, 1934.Original cloth. With 30 photogravure plates. VIII,319 pp. First edition. - Huxley's account of a trip by sea through the Caribbean to Guatemala, then by land from Antigua to Mexico City and Taxco. [Boeknr.: 36628 ]

€ 95,00

MÖLLHAUSEN, Balduin. Reisen in die Felsengebirge Nord-Amerikas bis zum Hoch-Plateau von Neu-Mexico, unternommen als Mitglied der im Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten ausgesandten Colorado-Expedition. Eingeführt dutch zwei Briefe Alexander von Humboldt's in facsimile. Leipzig, Otto Burfürst, 1860.2 volumes in 1. Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt. With folding map, 2 handcoloured plates depicting indigious people of Mexico and Colorado and 10 tinted woodengraved views. XVI,455; IX,406 pp. First edition. - The book contains Möllhausen's third American expedition, this time at the invitation of Joseph Christmas Ives. The expedition of 1857 and 1858 ascended the Colorado River, descended into the Grand Canyon and crossed northern Arizona to Fort Defiance on the border with New Mexico. They returned east by an overland route, reaching Albuquerque and Santa Fe on 1858. - (Some foxing)..Wagner-Camp 362,2.; Sabin 49913; Howes M 712; Howgego IV, p.637. [Boeknr.: 36735 ]

€ 1250,00

NORMAN, B.M. Rambles in Yucatan including a visit to the remarkable ruins of Chi-Chen, Kabah, Zayi, Uxmal, &c. New York, J. & H.G. Langley, 1843.Original embossed cloth with gilt vignette on front cover, spine gilt (sl. faded; lower joint repaired). With pictorial lithographed title page, engraved map, illustrations and 23 lithographed plates (several tinted). 304 pp. + 12 pp. advertisements. First edition. - The author claims to give the first time accounts of Chi-Chen and other important sites. - A fine copy.Palau 193027. Sabin 50570. [Boeknr.: 36687 ]

€ 450,00

PRESCOTT, William Hickling. The conquest of Mexico. With an introduction by T.A. Joyce. London, Chatto & Windus, 1922.2 volumes. 4to. Original red pictorial cloth, spines lettered in gilt (spines sl. discoloured). With numerous illustrations by Keith Henderson. XXXVIII,480; VIII,485 pp. First published in 1843. - Prescott worked largely from primary sources to describe the Aztec civilization, having rejected most secondary sources as being too biased. - Standard work. [Boeknr.: 36726 ]

€ 95,00

RÉVILLE, Albert. Lectures on the origin and growth of religion as illustrated by the native religions of Mexico and Peru. London, Williams and Norgate, 1884.Original cloth. X,256 pp. The Hibbert Lectures. [Boeknr.: 8442 ]

€ 45,00

TERRY, T. Philip. Terry's guide to Mexico. The new standard guideboek to the Mexican Republic with chapters on the railways and the ocean routes to Mexico. Revised edition, remodelled and augmented. Boston, New Yor, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927.Sm.8vo. Origian red cloth. With 2 folding coloured maps and 26 plans (some folding or double-page). XXXLIX,597,(54 advertising section) pp. First published in 1909 . - Terry's guide is really the Baedeker of Mexico. - A fine copy. [Boeknr.: 36607 ]

€ 150,00

TYLOR, Edward B. Anahuac: or Mexico and the Mexicanes, ancient and modern. London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, with red morocco label to spine. With tinted lithographed frontispiece, folding map, 3 handcoloured plates and 27 woodengravings. 344 pp. First edition. - The author and his fellow traveller Mr. Christy travelled on horseback through Mexico for four months in 1856 during a lull in the Civil War. Containing anthropological researches and chapters on natural history and religion. - Scarce. [Boeknr.: 36685 ]

€ 450,00

WINTER, Nicolaas Simon van. Monzongo, of de koninglyke slaaf. Treurspel. Amsterdam, Pieter Meijer, 1774.Sm.8vo. Modern marbled boards. With engraving on title-page by Reinier Vinkeles. (4),86 pp. The play, Monzongo, the royal slave, a tragedy, was written in 1765 by the Amsterdam merchant and poet Nicolaas Simon van Winter (1718-1795). In the introduction he writes that he was touched by the slave revolt that broke out in the plantation colony of Berbice in 1763 and the cruel punishments that had been carried out after its crushing. This was the first reaction on the revolt in Berbice. His tragedy, however, did not take place in a Dutch plantation colony, but in Spanish America about the conquest of Mexico in 1519. Van Winter realized that the banishment of slavery would take some time, but hoped that his poetic work would help to bring it to an end. (Some staining, last blank leaf dam.). - Rare.Muller, America, p.305; not in Suriname-Catalogus U.B. Amsterdam; Michiel van Kempen, Een geschiedenis van de Surinaamse literatuur, p.242. [Boeknr.: 36387 ]

€ 395,00


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