Lot 74 of 457:
Explorations of De Soto in North America French Ed. 1709  

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Title:
Histoire de la Conquete de la Floride
Author:
De la Vega, Garcilaso
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
G. Nyon
Date:
1709, 1711
Description:

Two volumes in one. [18], 281, [1]; 249, [1 blank], [10] pp. Text in French. 16x9 cm (6½x3½") later quarter calf and cloth, gilt spine; new endpapers. 

Second French edition of "One of the major accounts of the travels of De Soto in Florida and throughout the present day Southeastern United States...the major literary by-product of this historic invasion...the first work by a native-born American author [Garcilaso was born in Peru], compiled from a few scattered texts, hearsay, and the accounts of several of his friends who were members of the De Soto expedition...[earlier] French translations appeared in Paris in 1670 and 1709." Sabin 98748.

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Condition:
Interior with toning and occasional minor closed tears to page edges; very good.
 
Item number:
310349
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