Lot 263 of 438:
16th centiry Italian traveler in New World  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Der Newenn Weldt vnd indianischen konigreichs, newevnnd wahrhaffte history, von allen geschichten, handlungen, thaten, strengem vnnd ernstlichem regiment der Spanier gegen den Indianern...
Author:
Benzoni, Girolamo
Place:
Basel
Publisher:
Getruckt durch S. Henricpetri
Date:
1579
Description:

[2], ccix [i.e. 209], [1] pp. Title-page printed in red & black. (folio)  30.5x20.5 cm (12x8"), disbound.

Girolamo Benzoni (1519-1572) was an Italian traveler and adventurer, who spent fifteen years in the territories conquered and being exploited by the Spaniards, traveling widely through the West Indies, Central America and South America. A popular work in its time, it revealed the harsh treatment of the native populations. The work was first published in Italian in 1656 as Historia del Mondo Nuovo. The present copy has one preliminary leaf, the title page, not four as called for; the next leaf is p.i of the text. The penultimate leaf, pp. ccvii-ccviii, is lacking and supplied in facsimile. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Stain to lower title page and a few following leaves, lower corners of title page repaired as are some of the leaves at end, a few others have corners lacking but not affecting text; good condition overall, a reasonable example of a rare and significant book.
 
Item number:
293577
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