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

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

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

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

SOLIS Y RIVADENEYRA, Antonio de. Histoire de la conquête du Mexique, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne. Par Fernand Cortez. Traduit de l'Espagnol de Antoine de Solis. La Haye, Adrian Moetjens, 1692.2 volumes. Sm.8vo. Modern period style half calf. With 2 folding engraved maps and 12 folding engraved plates (1 fold restored). (36),412,(16); (12),378,(16) pp. First French edition published in Paris in 1691; original Spanish edition published in Madrid in 1684: Historia de la conquesta de Mexico. - A classic history of the conquest of Mexico by Cortés, a Spanish conquistador, as much renowned for its literary quality as for its recording of the events of the conquest. On October 15, 1522, Hernando Cortés (1485-1547) was named Captain General of New Spain. With maps and plates not present in the Spanish editions. - (Age-browned).Sabin 86476; European Americana IV, 692/151; Leclerc 1418; Boucher de la Richarderie VI, p.159. [Boeknr.: 15717 ]

€ 650,00

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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