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Auction: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 30 May 2019
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Pacific.- Suarez de Figueroa (Christobal) Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza quarto Marques de Canete, rare first edition, complete with the often missing 'Prologo' leaves, includes an account of Álvaro de Mendaña y Neira's voyage in search of t...

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Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$5,198 - US$7,797
Price realised:  n. a.
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Pacific.- Suarez de Figueroa (Christobal) Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza quarto Marques de Canete, title with large woodcut arms, woodcut head- & tail-pieces and decorative initials, small repaired worm traces to title, *2 inner margin strengthened, last 4 ff. trimmed at head, affecting headlines, some spotting or staining, 20th century vellum, gilt, g.e., [Alden 616/111; Palau 323905; Medina (Chile) 41; JCB(3) II. 115; Sabin 93312], small 4to (194 x 124mm.), Madrid, la Imprenta Real, 1613. ⁂ Rare first edition of this life of Garcia Hurtado de Mendoca, Captain General, and later Viceroy of Peru, complete with the 'Prologo' leaves, often missing. It includes an account of Álvaro de Mendaña y Neira's second voyage in search of the Solomon Islands and the discovery of the Marquesas Islands. The work was commissioned by Mendoza's family to counter the epic poem La Araucana, written by Ercilla, which disparaged Hurtado de Mendoza's bloody wars against the Araucana Indians in Chile.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 30 May 2019
Address: Forum Auctions
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SW8 4LP London
United Kingdom
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