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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Diaz, del Castillo, Bernal
HISTORIA VERDADERA DE LA CONQUISTA DE LA NUEVA-ESPAÑA. MADRID, EN LA IMPRENTA DEL REYNO, 1632, (BUT 1670 OR LATER)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
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175

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Diaz, del Castillo, Bernal
HISTORIA VERDADERA DE LA CONQUISTA DE LA NUEVA-ESPAÑA. MADRID, EN LA IMPRENTA DEL REYNO, 1632, (BUT 1670 OR LATER)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Diaz, del Castillo, Bernal
HISTORIA VERDADERA DE LA CONQUISTA DE LA NUEVA-ESPAÑA. MADRID, EN LA IMPRENTA DEL REYNO, 1632, (BUT 1670 OR LATER)
folio (291 x 205mm.), letterpress title within border of typographical ornaments, double column text, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, old lace-case limp vellum, title in Spanish on spine head, slight occasional staining, short tear to E7, one gathering slightly larger, minor wear to vellum, lacking ties
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Literature

Palau 73254; Sabin 19978

Catalogue Note

This is considered to be the best and most reliable first-hand account of the conquest of Mexico by Cortes. Diaz Castillo (c.1496-1584), who wrote this work between 1552 and 1557, participated as a soldier under Cortes in the military operations for the conquest of Mexico and other campaigns in the New World. He described the period, rich in incident, from the conquest until 1538, and the expedition to find Francisco Vazquez Coronado who had gone in search of the fabled city of Cibola.

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