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Fernandez, Diego

Fernandez, Diego


Primera y Segunda Parte de la Historia del Peru


Sevilla, Hernando Diaz. 1571

(Sabin 24132; Medina, BHA 214; Palau, F. Pp 197; Rene Moreno 1341; Maggs, 1935 nr 271/ Quaritch, 1990. Nr 29)

En folio, pleno cuero del siglo XVIII, dos partes en un solo tomo

Texto a dos columnas. Iniciales en xilografia

Varias ilustraciones en el texto en xilografia

4 hojas incluyendo frontis grabado (Escudo Real)

142 Folios (primera parte)

(son en realidad 138 hojas ya que la foliacion salta de 130 a 135)

130 Folios (incluyendo segundo frontis grabado (Escudo Real)

Condicion: Ultimas 30 folios de la segunda parte con pequeno corridor de guzano, afectando algunas letras (15x4 mm). En general: buen ejemplar, impreso sobre buen papel.

Ejemplar firmado por su autor en el colofon.


La bibliografia del libro pareciera interesante ya que Moreno describe ...

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Gonzalez de Mendoza

Gonzalez de Mendoza


Dell historia della Chinas


Roma, Martinelli, 1586. (Cordier I, p 10; cfr Lust 23; Boxer South China in the sixteenth century). In quarto (27,5x16,5cm), (8) 380 (16) pp. Washed copy, rebound in contemporary vellum. First and last leaves with small restorations, affecting a few letters. Clean, wide margined copy.


First edition in Italian of this instant bestseller. There were three editions in Italian in 1586, one by Bartolome Grassi; one by Vicentio Pellagallo and this one by Giovanni Martinelli. " ces editions ne sont que des exemplaires du meme tirage avec des noms differents; ce qui le prouve c'est que la p 378 est dans tous cifres par erreur 578" (Cordier, I, p 10). Curiously, Lust calls the copy he has seen "in octavo" and gives a much smaller size: 18x10,5 cm). Mendoza (1545-1618) was an Augustinian monk at the court of Rome. Pope Gregory XIII ordered him to collect all that was known at the time about China. Mendoza was never in China. The work consists partly of travel accounts by Augustine and Franciscan monks. Another source as material gathered on China by father Martin de Rada in Fukien. His work became the standard authority at the time. It appears as one of the first general histories/ descriptions of China . " The first, serious survey of China, it ran some 33 editions in Western Europe between 1585 and 1613. Its influence can be imagined" (Lust, nr 23)

€ 7200,00
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Gonzalez de Mendoza

Gonzalez de Mendoza


Nova et succincta..historia...Regno China


Frankfurt am Main, Henning. 1589

(Cordier, 14/15; Lust 27; VD 16 G 2658)

In octavo. Book rebound in old vellum. Slight waterstain first half of the book. Small hole in title page restored. Else fine.


First edition in Latin of this instant bestseller. Mendoza was an Augustinian monk at the Rome court. Pope Gregory XIII ordered him to collect all that was known at the time about China... His work became the standard authority at the time.

It appears as one of the first general histories/descriptions of China in Cordier who mentions like 20 editions in Spanish (First, 1585), Italian; French, German and English before this 1589 Latin first edition. " The first, serious survey of China, it ran some 33 editions in Western Europe between 1585 and 1613. Its influence can be imagined" (Lust, nr 23)

€ 8000,00
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