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Grabhorn Press, Relation of Cabeça de Vaca  

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Relation that Alvar Nuñez Cabeça de Vaca gave of what Befel the Armament in the Indies whither Panphilo de Narvaez went for Governor (from the years 1527 to 1537) when with three Comrades he returned and came to Sevilla

Cabeça de Vaca, Alvar Nuñez

[San Francisco]

[The Grabhorn Press]



[10], 122, [2] pp. Hand-illuminated decorations by Valenti Angelo. (Folio) original tan boards, printed spine, red slipcase. No. 71 of 300 copies printed by the Grabhorn Press.

Beautiful fine printing of the account of Cabeça de Vaca's unbelievable journey across the continent of North America in the 1530's after escaping from Indians. He and three companions, assuming the roles of medicine men and at times treated as gods, crossed from Florida to Texas and eventually arrived in Mexico City. Printed from the Buckingham Smith translation of 1871. GB 124.

Lot Amendments

Light wear and soiling to slipcase, some darkening to binding's spine and edges; very good.

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