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184
Chaves, Geronimo de.
CHRONOGRAPHIA O REPORTORIO DE LOS TIEMPOS, EL MAS COPIOSO Y PRECISO QUE HASTA AHORA HA SALIDO A LUZ. SEVILLE: [ALONSO ESCRIVANO], 1576
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5,0007,000
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184
Chaves, Geronimo de.
CHRONOGRAPHIA O REPORTORIO DE LOS TIEMPOS, EL MAS COPIOSO Y PRECISO QUE HASTA AHORA HA SALIDO A LUZ. SEVILLE: [ALONSO ESCRIVANO], 1576
Estimate
5,0007,000
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Chaves, Geronimo de.
CHRONOGRAPHIA O REPORTORIO DE LOS TIEMPOS, EL MAS COPIOSO Y PRECISO QUE HASTA AHORA HA SALIDO A LUZ. SEVILLE: [ALONSO ESCRIVANO], 1576
4to in 8s (196 x 137mm.), ff. 272, [2], woodcut portrait on title, illustrations, maps and diagrams, the final 2 leaves being 'Elogio' and 'Soneto', old vellum, portion of contemporary manuscript used as endleaves, later manuscript annotations in margins (in at least two hands), markings and deletions (ff. 73r and 74v) in text, somewhat soiled, last leaf restored in blank corner, binding somewhat worn, ties defective, spine repaired 
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Literature

cf. Burden 15 (1548 edition); Palau 67454 (note); Sabin 12351 (1572 edition); Shirley, The Mapping of the World 86A

Catalogue Note

an important work on chronography and astrology containing one of the earliest maps of the americas.

Chaves was appointed to the chair of Cosmography at the Casa de Contratación in 1552, and was also a notable mathematician and poet. There were many editions of this work published between 1548 and 1588, not all of them including the map (here on f.95v), and all are rare. "The cartography is very basic but does show knowledge of some of the latest geographical findings: the Gulf of California and Cartier's expeditions in Canada. The Yucatan is correctly shown as a peninsula'' (Burden).

At the end (ff.270r-272v) are tables giving latitude and longitude for towns and cities, including those in the New World.

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