Lot 43 of 455:
New World history by one of the earliest travel writers  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
Novae novi orbis historiae, id est rerum ab Hispanis in India Occidentali hactenus gestarum, & acerbo illorum in eas gentes dominatu. De gallorum expedition in Floridam, & clade ab Hispanis non minus iniuste quam immaniter ipsis illata, Anno 1565, Brevis
Author:
Benzoni, Girolamo
Place:
[Geneva]
Publisher:
Apud Eustace Vignon
Date:
1578
Description:

[32], 480, [12] pp. Woodcut anchor device on title, initials, head- and tail-pieces. (8vo), contemporary full vellum, ink holographic title on spine. First Latin Edition.

History of Spanish atrocities against indigenous people in the West Indies as well as the French in Florida in 1565. Field 119.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some loss and soiling to front cover, titling to spine nearly rubbed off; light toning and faint dampstaining on page edges; ink underlining and marginal annotation sporadically throughout text; soiling on title page and in gutter of pp. 130-131; some creasing on lower corners of index pages; overall very good.
 
Item number:
300717a
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