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Only 15 left in stock - order soon. Cosmographicus liber, restitutus per Gemmam Phrysium. Vignette of a mounted globe on title, and numerous illustrations, including various revolving diagrams of globes, etc. Antwerp, Joannes Grapheus, I Folio 34 contains a chapter on America, and folios also partly relate to America. Peter Bienevitz better known under his Latinized name Petrus Apianus , was Professor of Astronomy at the University of Ingolstadt, for more than thirty years. He was an inventor of astronomical instruments and designed one of the earliest maps to contain the name America.
His mathematical and astronomical works must always take a prominent rank among those relating to the discoveries in the Western Hemisphere. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro novamente ritrovato. Title in red and black within handsome woodcut border, woodcut maps and charts. Old calf, gilt Arms of the Marques de Caracena on upper cover, tied with green silk ties. Venice, Nicolo d'Aristotile, detto Zoppino, An early edition of a very scarce and celebrated work on cosmography. Amongst the very interesting woodcuts contained in the volume is a plan of the city of Temistitan Mexico before its destruction by Cortes; a large map of the world 'in which the two hemispheres are merged in one sphere; the islands of Jamaica, St.
Domingo, Cuba, Martinique, and Guadaloupe. A valuable addition to the text is the " Copia delle lettere del prefetto della India la Nova Spagna detta," which comprises the earliest authentic description of Francisco Pizarro's entry into Peru, the original document having been received in Europe only a year before the publication of this book. Roman Letter, large woodcut of Arms of Charles V. Venice, Stephano da Sabio, I John Carter Brown catalogue This is the First Edition of the translation into Italian of Xeres' " Verdadera relaoion de la conquista del Peru," made by Dominico de Gaztelu, with the omission only of the last sentence and of the 21 stanzas of poetry in the original.
The Church Catalogue only knew of 7 other copies. The number of persons in Spain wishing to emigrate or to join expeditions bound for the New World increased, and the settlements already established in the islands lost a large part of their inhabitants, carried away to Peru, by the desire for adventure and the wealth to be obtained; and the eagerness to get information from America was greatly intensified.
His account was written in Peru at the request, or by the order of Pizarro. He returned to Spain in July, , with the first instalment of gold, and his report was printed in Seville, in that year. Xeres was an actor in, or a witness of, the remarkable events which he describes, and his narrative has the freshness and vividness of a story by one writing of what he saw. This volume also contains the original of the reports of Miguel de Estete on the journey made by Hernando Pizarro from Caxamalca to Pachacamac and to Xauxa published by the Hakluyt Society in With 50 large woodcut maps on 98 leaves.
Lyons, Melchior et Gaspar Trechsel, This edition was edited by Michael Villanovanus, better known as Servetus, born at Villanueva, Aragon, whose preface fills the verso of the title-page, and who also wrote many of the modern descriptions on the backs of the maps. The woodcut borders and ornaments which surround the map-descriptions are supposed by some critics, to be the work of Hans Holbein, and Urs Graf of Basel.
The celebrity of this edition is largely due to its association with the trial and burning alive of its editor, Servetus, in Many copies of the book are said to have been burned at the same time by the orders of Calvin. One of the charges or pretexts brought against Servetus was the alleged authorship of a. The passage in question, however, was not written by him, but had been copied from the same map in the editions of and It was omitted in his second edition printed at Vienne in the Dauphine, in The following maps relate to America: Slightly differing from the edition.
On the reverse is an account of the voyages and discoveries of Columbus. Represents Greenland as a Peninsula of Europe. Map of the World, resembling the "Orbis Typus. Greenland is again part of Europe, and America is marked as Portuguese Land. Fries, i;; a revision, with alterations, of that of the preceding editions, and is remarkable as the first map with the name America that appeared in Ptolemy's work.
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This name is inscribed on a portion of the South American Continent. Titles printed in red and black, with decorative woodcut borders. Lyons, Jacob Giunti, I Not in Harrisse; who only gives the Paris Edition of the same year No. Pages of the second part contain an account of Columbus and his discovery of America, which, although short, is of considerable interest, as it was originally written before the year La Historia General de las Indias.
Title printed in red and black, with woodcut border, and with large woodcut Coat-of-Arms of the Emperor Charles V. The whole enclosed by woodcut border. Other woodcuts of American interest and of natural history. In this the author gives us nineteen books and eleven chapters of Libro veynte y ultimo desta primera parte. At the end is a Carta missiva to which the author, as was his usual practice, has attached his signature. He was Governor of the Province of Cartagena and filled other high positions.
The knowledge thus acquired of men and events gave him unusual opportunities for gathering information for this, his chief work. Authority was given him by the Emperor to demand from the different governors of Spanish America such documents as he might need for this work. He gives a vivid picture of conditions as they then existed, and his work is a vast storehouse of facts relating to the times. This is the source from which most literary writers have drawn their accounts of the early occurrences in the New World. The work is complete in itself, though Oviedo left a much longer account in manuscript..
In ] the twentieth book, the first of the second part, was printed under the title: De la segunda parte de la general historia de las Indias. Large woodcut Arms on title. Valladolid, Francisco Fernandez de Cordova, I Magnificent copy of the two vols. Bound by Lortic in crimson levant morocco, ornamental lines on sides, panelled back, inside dentelles, g. The Church Catalogue only knows of four libraries, including the British Museum, containing copies of this book.
This work is the first Italian edition, and was doubtlessly intended as a continuation or fourth part of the collection of voyages printed at Venice in This volume contains two distinct and original accounts of Magellan's Voyage around the world. The first, by Maximilanus Transylvanus, is translated into Italian from the Latin and occupies the twelve leaves of sheets A, B, and C. The second is a short account which Pigafetta published from his own manuscript journal, the chief source of information for the events of that voyage.
This professes to be a translation from Fabre's French abridgment of the journal published at Paris about The final leaf contains a vocabulary of Indian words as used by the Brazilian Indians. The book is preceded by a remarkable preface " al Lettore " in which the Editor who does not give his name shows himself to have been perfectly acquainted with the progress of discovery and research in the west, and to have understood the real importance of the events then taking place, better than most of his contemporaries.
This preface only occupies five pages, but it is indeed a noteworthy review of all the latest advances in geography. De Novis Insulis nuper repertis, et de moribus incolarum earundem, per Petrum Martyrem. With fine printer's mark on last page. Bound by Lortic in full green levant morocco, gilt lines and ornamental sides, gilt panel back, inside dentelles, g. Amsterdam, Joannes Steelsius, This work contains two works, the second of which is the famous book of Peter Martyr extracted from the Fourth Decade made by Peter Martyr himself.
The second work is an account of a voyage to the Holy Land made by a German Monk. This abstract is mentioned frequently in the earlier writers on Mexico. It mentions the Grijalva Expedition and the first voyage of Darien. This edition of Grynaeus is especially noteworthy as it contains the large woodcut world-map, "Typus Cosmographicus Universalis," and the additional letter of Maximilian of Transylvania, secretary of Charles V.
This occupies pages to The famous World-map contains pictorial scenes illustrative of various parts of the world. On the left corner at the top a man is shooting an elephant with an arrow; in the lower corner is a cannibal scene, illustrative of America. To the right is a portrait of Varthema, the famous Eastern traveller.
The continent of America is not laid down, but Cuba is elongated and separated by a narrow strait from South America. In our copy, the map type A is found in excellent and quite untouched condition. It is printed on two sheets, each folded separately. On the Western half we find the New World represented on the north as a long strip of land, bearing the inscription Terra de Cuba. The isthmus is cut asunder. The southern part contains these words only: On the old continent the name Asia printed in large type.
This map, within a richly ornamental border, and the two woodcuts in the text, are by Hans Holbein. Nordenskjold, Facsimile Atlas, Plate 42, does not reproduce this scarce map, being apparently unable to find a copy to photograph, but had to content himself with a copy of variant B, which differs only in slight particulars. Among the other contents of this famous work, are: The three voyages of Columbus, Voyages of Petrus Alonzo.
Voyage of Vincent Pinzon to Brazil in Epitome of the voyages of Vespucci by Alberi Vespucci. The first, second, and fourth voyages of Amerigo Vespucci. Accounts of the travels of Varthema and Marco Polo. Peter Martyr's account of the newly discovered Islands. De Viaoriisha' bitds in India,. Title printed in red and black containing fine large woodcut showing two angels supporting the Arms of Genoa, with inscription.
Fine large woodcut on the reverse of title showing St. George killing the Dragon, and fine woodcut initial letters. Bound by David in full blue levant morocco gilt, inside dentelles, g. Genoa, Antonio Bellono, i8th March, I This work contains on folio an interesting account of Columbus, and a mention of the bequest supposed to have been made by the Admiral " all ufficio di. Georgio la decima parte," of all he owed, for the erection of an hospital, we believe. The passage is sometimes cited to impart an air of authenticity to the codicil, made according to military usage, and written on a blank leaf of a breviary, said to have been presented to Columbus by Alexander VI, and found afterwards in the Corsini Library at Rome, or picked up in a book-stall, and purchased for a few cents.
Sphera Volgare novamente tradotta con molte notande additione di geometria, cosmographia, arte navicatoria, et stereometria, proportioni, et quantita delli elementi, distanze, grandeze, et movimenti di tutti li corpi celesti, cose certamente rare et maravigliose.
With fine woodcut borders. With geographical, astrological and heraldic woodcuts. Venice, Bartholomeo Zanetti, The cosmographical woodcuts include two globes depicting America. Conduit Street, London, W. Rerum toto orbe memorabilium thesaurus. Pomponii Melae de situ orbis.
With numerous large woodcut maps in the text, and two double-paged maps, on one of which America " Terra Incognita " appears. Crimson levant morocco, gilt lines on sides, gilt back, inside dentelles, g. Basel, Michel Isengrin and Heinrich Petri, L2I Not in Harrisse.
No copy in the Church Catalogue. The present copy is a tall one, in a superb condition. Obra muy util y provechosa para todo genero de mercaderes: De mas de tener clara luz para en todos los negocios de la mar o concernientes a ella tiene agora nuevemente las ordinaciones de los derechos del general y del Peso del Senor Rey, etc. Traduzido de lengua Catalana en Castellana. Title printed in red and black, surmounted by a fine woodcut of sailors and ships and surrounded by a woodcut border, double columns.
Valencia, Francisco Diaz Romans, Gothic Letter, 48 lines to a full page. Full blue morocco binding, treble gilt fillet border,. Alcala de Henares, Juan de Brocar, This work, which records the memorable events in Spanish history up to the time of Charles V, includes a long account of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, mentioning the American possessions, and the curious statement that "Pedro Colon" was sent out with a fleet to explore the Atlantic.
As Harrisse comments, "the great decay of letters in Spain under John II, Henry IV and even of Ferdinand and Isabella, was followed by a revival, due chiefly to the example of Italy at that time, and the influence of a few Italian scholars who had made Spain the land of their adoption, among whom the author of the work before us may be said to have exercised a greater influence than any other. Lucius or Lucas Marineo, called Siculus, owing to his Sicilian origin, was born about the year He was afterwards appointed to the offices of Royal Chaplain and historiographer, and is supposed to have died shortly after the year De Orbis situ libri tres.
With large folding double-page map of the World. Bound by Petit in full levant morocco, gilt lines on sides, fully gilt back, inside dentelles, g. Paris, Jean Roigny, De la Sfera del Mondo. Libri Quattro in Lingua Toscana. With various mathematical diagrams in the text, and 48 full-page charts of the heavens, shewing the various constellations. The two works in one volume. Venice, al segno del Pozzo, Portuguese Manuscript with two coloured drawings of the compass. Very charming contemporary French binding by Eve in dark olive morocco, the entire surface covered in delicate gilt tooling, in a design of scrolled and dotted fleurons joined by curved olive branches, open oval medallions on sides, trails of gilt olive leaves tooled on back, g.
Lisbon , circa I The manuscript does not describe any particular voyage, but appears to summarise the observations and experiences of a skilled navigator who had made the voyages many times and was able to give valuable advice as to the most suitable seasons for travelling, and the safest geographical course. There is a table, giving the daily declination of the sun for a period of four years; and two coloured drawings showing the points and degrees of the compass. Andre Thevet, who owned this book, was a French traveller, who was born at Angouleme in , and died in Paris in As a Franciscan Friar, he was a profound scholar and reader; and, wishing to augment his knowledge by travel, he obtained permission to visit Italy, where he met Cardinal de Lorraine, who gave him the necessary money for a voyage to the East.
He embarked at Venice in , and on reaching Constantinople, made the acquaintance of Peter Gillius, with whom he explored Asia Minor, and whom he assisted on his archeological expeditions. He proceeded to Rhodes, Athens, and Palestine, returning to France in with a relation of his fascinating travels, which was very well received.
The following year, he embarked with Villegagnon for Rio de Janeiro, but was deprived of the pleasure of seeing the country on arrival, owing to illhealth, which compelled him to return to his native country; but, nevertheless, did not prevent him from making a description of Brazil. Repertorio de tiempos nuevamente corregido por el famoso doctor Gothic Letter; title within woodcut border; numerous woodcuts of figures and astrological signs; full-page figure, illustrating the various parts of the body ruled by the planets and signs of the zodiac. Crimson morocco, gilt fillet border, gilt panel back, inside dentelles, g.
A curious and rare little book, containing chapters on the signs of the zodiac and its influence on human life; astronomical tables and calculations for hours, days, phases of the moon, sunrise and sunset, and all the known methods of arranging the calendar: Brevissima totius habitabilis Terrae Descriptio. Paris, Christian Wechel, The final chapter of this work deals with the regions not known to Ptolemy, and occupies the last three pages.
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Domingo, in a passage which reads in translation: There are two islands, Spagnolla and Isabella. Those countries have been visited along the coasts by the Spaniards, Colombo of Genoa and Americo Vesputio being the leaders of the navigation. There are people who believe that in the times of Caesar Augustus that country was known, and that Virgil in the VIth book, verses of the Aeneid, wrote the following lines concerning the same: Therefore he himself explains 'beyond' as meaning 'almost beyond. De situ habitabilis orbis. A large and interesting woodcut on title containing two spheres issuing from an open eye, and a spherical map having " America " on it.
Simon Lemnius' address at the beginning of the volume contains some fifteen lines on Amerigo Vespucci, Columbus, and the discovery of America. With numerous astronomical and geometrical diagrams throughout the text. One of Giunta's woodcut devices on the title, and another mark occupies the verso of the last leaf of text.
Dark olive green morocco, gilt sides and back, g. This very rare volume contains five passages concerning America, Columbus and Vespucci. The present copy is in a truly magnificent state of preservation, with ample margins. He was the greatest geometrician of his times. With 2 revolving, and other diagrams. Libellus de Anni Ratione, seu ut vocatur vulgo, Computus Ecclesiasticus. Bound in I vol. Wittemberg, Peter Seitz, ; and N. The fame of John Holywood, or Halifax, of Oxford, rests entirely upon his "Sphera," a little work in four chapters, which treat respectively of the.
De orbis terrae concordia libri quatuor. Bound by David in crimson levant morocco, gilt lines on sides, gilt back, g. In the first book, Postel exposes the dogmas of the Christian religion; in the second, after an investigation into the life of Mahomet, he examines the Koran and refutes it; in the third he develops the notions of natural law and the principles of right accepted by all religions; finally in the fourth book he indicates the means to be employed to lead the pagans, Turks, and Jews to the Christian religion.
This last book contains a passage, beginning of p. The present copy is in a remarkably fine state of preservation. Fides, Religio, moresqu Aethiopum. Pro Hispania adversus Munsterum defensio. Arte de Navegar, en que se contienen todas las Reglas, Declaraciones, Secretos, y Avisos, que a la buena navegacion son necessaries, y se deven sabar, Dirigida al serenissimo y muy esclarescido seinor, Don Phelipe principe de Espania, y de las dos Sicilias. Title in large Gothic Letter, red and black, with woodcut Coat-of-Arms, within narrow woodcut border.
Gothic Letter, 41 lines to a page, double columns. Woodcut maps and numerous astronomical charts in text. Full crimson morocco; gilt fillet border; gilt panelled back; richly gilt doublures in crushed blue morocco, g. Of special interest is the full-page woodcut map of the world in which Florida, Mexico, the Amazon, Peru and the city of Los Reyes Lima are specifically named. The author, who was with Cortes, may be said to have been the founder of the literature of seamanship. He was entrusted by the King with the examination of pilots and sailing-masters for the West Indies, taught navigation, and was held in high esteem as a cosmographer.
This book was most popular with the successors of Columbus and was translated into several languages. The map may be taken as embodying the result of Spanish discovery in , as reported to Medina by the pilots, with whom his official position as examiner brought him into constant intercourse. It shows the mouth of the Mississippi, and the lands around the river and Gulf of the Saint Lawrence. Newfoundland had not yet been discovered to be an island.
The river Saguenay is here indicated, a remarkable feature in so early a map. Agora nuevamente traduzido de Latin en lengua Castellana por el Bachiller H. With numerous woodcut diagrams. Title within woodcut border; Gothic Letter. With additional woodcut frontispiece. Seville, Juan de Leon, I A valuable Spanish translation of Sacrobusto's famous Sphere with interesting notes and additions by a celebrated cartographer of the New World.
Jeronimo de Chaves, mathematician, cosmographer, and poet, was born in Seville in , and died in He was Professor of cosmography, when that chair was established at the Casa de la Contratacion; and amongst his publications was a map of America. He bequeathed his maps, instruments, and original cosmographical works to the Monastery of La Cartuja at Seville, inserting a clause which forbade their removal under any circumstances. The Library was destroyed, however, and only some of Chaves' geographical works could be rescued.
The Espasa Enciclopedis comments upon the interest of this particular clause, " both as regards the classification of the works that were found, and with reference to the earliest cartography of the New World. This is of course the work of Chaves, whose large map of the New World is said to have never yet been printed. With numerous diagrams, one revolving, relating to Astronomical, Geographical, Geometrical, and Trigonometrical problems.
Levant morocco, inside dentelles, g. Paris, Jehan BarbS, With the series of I3 woodcut maps, the folding map of the World shewing America. Small vignette on title. Green morocco eighteenth century , g. Zurich , Froschouer, I The little Atlas containing the 13 maps is found at the end of the volume. Humboldt seemed to think that it formed a separate work, sometimes bound up with the Cosmographia, yet the words " cum tabellis Geographicis " imply that the maps are part of the original work. The three preliminary pages of the Atlas contain three further diagrams, one of which is a small map of the world also shewing America.
The work itself is in the form of a poem. This is a very fascinating little book written by a very interesting person. John Honter, claimed both by Hungarians and Rumanians as their compatriot, was born in Cronstadt in Transylvania, educated at Basle and Cracow University, and became a Reformist, took refuge in Cracow, where he was appointed professor of Geography in the University, and afterwards returned to Transylvania.
His biographers call him the first important reformer who introduced the Reformation into Transylvania. He died there in The book was a popular one and passed through many editions. Some of these are described by Harrisse, Sabin, Estreicher, and most fully by the Hungarian bibliographer Szabo. Paraphrase de l'Astrolabe, contenant: Les Principes de Geometrie.
L'Astrolabe, ou, declaration des choses celestes. Le Miroir du Monde, ou exposition des parties de la Terre. With various Geographical and Astronomical diagrams, including 2 volvels revolving figures. Magnificent copy in full levant morocco, gilt, g. Lyons, Jean de Tournes, On page 34 is a small world-map, including America, and on page occurs the following remarkable statement: L'Amerique laquelle est appellee l'Ameque te descriray succinctement, suyvant la metode de Ptolome'e, n' ayant egard it tous ceulx qui ont navige, et pour le jourd'huy navigent Ai intention seulement de traffiquer, ou gaigner, et d'icelle- parlent obscurement, tellement qu'il fault presque deviner ce que par leurs songes veulent dire.
Towards the Antarctic pole the people are giants an early reference to the Patagonians , and in the far west they are cannibals. With 4 diagrams in the text. M is Chapter treats of navigation to the New World. John Holywood of Oxford. With numerous geographical and astronomical diagrams. Fine copy in full morocco, g. Paris, Jehan Loys, Isolario Di Benedetto Bordone. Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'Isole del mondo con li lor nomi antichi et moderni, histoire, tauole, et modi del loro viuere et in qual parte del mare stanno et in qual parallelo et clima giaciono. Ricoreto et di Nuouo ristampato.
Con la gionta del Monte del Oro novamente ritrouato. With fine large double-page map of the world, showing the New World and numerous other maps. Bound by Petit in full red morocco, gilt lines, gilt panel back, g. Venice, Federico Toresano, I With the Atlas of 13 woodcut maps, and 3 diagrams, at the end, two of which contain America. Contemporary calf binding, with blind tooling on sides. Zurich , Froschouer, Libro dela Cosmographia, el qual trata la descripcion del Mundo, y sus partes, por muy claro y lindo artificio, augmentado por el doctissimo varon Gemma Frisio, doctor en Medecina, y Mathematico excellentissimo: Agora nuevamente traduzidos en Romance Castellano.
Woodcut of a Globe on the title; 5 woodcut revolving diagrams;. Antzwerp, Gregorius Bontius, The accounts of America occupies folio The folding map of the world shows all of America, the Southern part bearing the name "America," and Northern the word "Baccalearum. De Navigatione Libri Tres. Decorative border to title, and diagrams in the text.
Paris, Reginald and Claude Calder, They now belong to Great Britain and are known as the most isolated islands in the world. Historia do descobrimento e conquista da India pelos Portugueses. Title within woodcut border, printed in Roman letters. Bound by Rousselle in blue full levant morocco, 'gilt lines and fleurons on sides, full gilt back, doublures of crimson levant morocco elaborately tooled to a geometrical pattern, watered silk fly-leaves, g. This is the only known copy of this very rare work, which has been translated into many languages.
Copia de unas cartas embiadas del Brasil, por el padre Nobrega de la Companhia de Jesus: Tresladadas de Portugues en Castellan. Woodcut of a galleon on title. This scarce and valuable pamphlet is divided into six chapters, comprising: Information relating to various parts of Brazil, by Father Nobrega. Letter from Father Nobrega, Pernambuco, Breve Compendio de la Sphera y de la arte de navegar, con nuevos instrumentos y reglas, exemplificado con muy subtiles demonstraciones.
With various revolving and other geographical and astronomical diagrams, including a full-page map of America. Seville, Anton Alvarez, I A work of great rarity. The full page map of America occurs on folio The English Edition was translated by Richard Eden. With 54 fine woodcut double-page maps. Basel, Henrich Petrus, I a little worming. Phillips' List of Atlases, No. This is the fourth edition of Miinster's Ptolemy, with his long Geographical Appendix at the end, and containing an additional treatise " on the use of maps " at the beginning.
The indices, by Conrad Lycosthenes i. There are two remarkable World Maps: This map is somewhat altered from that in the Ptolemy. The second world map, "" Typus Orbi8 Ptol. Descriptus," is the old map of the world before the inclusion of America. Of the other maps, two relate to America, namely, "Sepfentrionales Regiones," or a map of Scandinavia and part of Greenland; also " Novae Insulae," this is an important map and shews the whole of the American Continent.
Some of the West Indian Islands are named, and the flag of Spain is shown flying there. Yucatan is given as an island adjoining Cuba. The descriptive text for the maps is given on their reverse, generally within fine woodcut borders, which have been attributed to Hans Holbein. Miinster was the first to give separate maps for the four parts of the world, and he gives his sources for the " modern " maps.
Brevissima relacion de la destruycion de las Indias. Lo que se sigue es un Pedaqo de una carta y relacion que escrivo cierto hombre, etc. Entre los remedios que don fray Bartolome de las Casas.. Aqui se contiene treynta proposiciones muy juridicas. Aqui se contiene vna disputa Un tratado sobre la materia de los Indios que se han hecho en ellas esclavos. Aqui se cotiene unos avisos y reglas para los confessores que oyeren confessiones de los Espafioles que son o han sido en cargo a los Indios de las Indias del mar Oceano. Principia quedam ex quibus procedendum est in disputationibus ad manifestandam et defendendam Justiciam Indorum.
Tratado comprobatorio del Imperio soberano y principado universal que los Reyes de Castilla y Leon tienen sobre las Indias. A Complete Set of these original treatises, containing the nine parts as issued. With title-pages nearly all printed in red and black with woodcut borders. Bartolome de Las Casas, the Apostle to the Indians of the Sixteenth Century, was born in Seville in of aristocratic lineage, and died at Madrid in In he went with Nicolas de Ovando to Hispaniola, where he settled, and in was ordained a priest.
In he went as curate to a village in Cuba. He soon began to preach against the atrocious wrongs committed by the Spaniards against the natives, under a system of slavery the most cruel and destructive the world has ever known. This drew upon him the animosity of his countrymen. Unable, by any means in his power, to check this cruelty, in he returned to Spain to make a personal appeal to his sovereign. Ferdinand's death, which happened soon after his arrival in Seville, put an end to his hopes in. He returned to Hispaniola Nov. At last wearied with his efforts and lack of success, he retired to a Dominican convent in San Domingo, in He there spent eight years in retirement, occupied in study and writing.
His work was not at first allowed to be printed, but was submitted to the Emperor and his ministers. Twelve years later the work was published with a dedication to Philip, the heir to the throne. Though the number of victims was contested, it should be remarked that the acts of cruelty which he described were never called in question. One of the most gruesome books ever written. These four leaves which are appended to the Brevissima Relacion are usually mentioned as a separate tract, though it is really a part of that work.
It contains the narrative of a Spanish traveller who witnessed some of the cruelties practised upon the natives by the Spaniards. This tract gives the eighth of the proposed remedies, and assigns twenty reasons to prove that the Indians should not be given to the Spaniards in any form of slavery. The Bishop, during his absence in Mexico attending a council, had written twelve rules to the confessors whom he had appointed in his diocese to govern them in giving absolution.
Complaint having been made to the Council of the Indies of the rigour of these rules, the thirty propositions were written to sustain them. This tract contains a strong enunciation of Las Casas' convictions, which grew out of his controversy with Sepulveda. It contains, first, a summary, by Domingo de Soto, of the differences between the two disputants; second, the arguments of Sepulveda; and third, the twelve replies of Las Casas to the same.
This tract contains judicial authorities and reasons why the natives should be restored to freedom. This tract was written in America in or , for the direction of Confessors, during Las Casas' attendance at the council held in the City of Mexico, in , and may first have been printed in that city. By these rules the Confessors of his Bishopric were instructed to deny the offices of the Church to all such persons as held repartimientos, or who did not restore the avails of unrequited labour to the Indians.
This tract gives the principles on which Las Casas conducts his defence of the rights of the natives, and was evidently written to familiarize the Clergy with the principles upon which he based his whole theory of the rights of the Indians to personal liberty and rights of property. The purpose of this tract is to prove the sovereign Empire and universal dominion by which the Kings of Castille and Leon held the West Indies. Primera y Segunda Parte de la Historia General de las Indias con todo el descubrimiento, y cosas notables que han acaescido dende que se ganaron hasta el ano de I55I.
Con la conquista de Mexico, y de la nueva Espafia. Title, in red and black, with the Arms of Spain nearly filling the page, on reverse a list of the historians of the Indies; large woodcut of a Bison on folio II, Vol. The Two Parts in one volume. Medina del Campo, Guillermo de Millis, The Second Part gives an account of the Conquest of Mexico, and is that portion of the work by which its author is best known.
This is a great historical work, indispensable to the student of Spanish affairs in America after the Conquest. Gomara prefixes a curious address to intending translators, warning them to be accurate and to measure the full significance of the pregnant Spanish phrases, also to pay special attention to proper names. He further declares that he is writing the book in Latin, so that the translators may take no trouble in that language.
His Latin version never appeared. A fine copy, with only two slight defects, viz. Some facsimiling to the first two leaves. Gomara was one of the earliest and at the same time one of the ablest of the Spanish historians of the New World. In he was the Chaplain and Secretary to Cortes,his connexion with whom gives value to his work, especially as he had access to many documents which have since disappeared. Parte Primera de la chronica del Peru, que tracta la demarcacion de sus provincias: Las fundaciones de las nuevas cindades. Los ritos y costumbres de los Indios y otras cosas estrainas dignas de ser sabidas.
Woodcut Coat-of-Arms on title-page; title printed in red and black in Gothic and Roman, within woodcut border; woodcuts depicting scenes from the life of the Spanish settlers in Peru, repeated in the text; Gothic letter, forty lines to a full page, double columns. Marginal repair to title-page. Seville, Martin de Montesdoca, I It is, in fact, the only book which exhibits the 'physical aspect of the country as it existed under the elaborate culture of the Incas '. He started the work at Popayan in and finished it in Lima in ; the full chronicle consisted of four volumes, of which only the first was published, and deals with the geography, history and ethnology of Peru.
According to Leclerc, the three remaining books dealt respectively with: Paris , Michel de Vascosan, I This was the first translation printed of Castanheda's original Portuguese work, No. It relates principally to the East Indies, but contains some particulars of the Portuguese conquests in the New World, and is included in Dr. Robertson's " Catalogue of Authorities. La lamentable destruycion y espantoso fuego que se encendio en la nao de Lope Hortiz que aya gloria que salio de Sanlucar por capitana en el armada que fue para Indias; de la qual fue general Bartolome Carrefio, vezino de Triana.
La qual salio de la barra a quatro dias de Noviembre del aino de mil y quinientos y cincuenta y dos anos. Hechas por Hernando de Verduras. Black Letter, woodcut of ship on title, with fine woodcut border, double columns. L'Art de Naviguer de M.
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Pierre de Medine, Espagnol. Contenant les reigles, secrets, et enseignements necessaires a la bonne navigation. Title within fine woodcut border and numerous diagrams, and other woodcuts. Lyon, Guillaume Rouville, I Very fine woodcuts of ships and diagrams, also fine woodcut initial letters. On page 1 there is an interesting small world map surrounded by winds, in which North and South America are shewn. On page a similar map of the world. Cforrefuoe j oua marin ceanitr rpania Varratio 3acratiffimo.
Cum Gratia, 8 Priuilegio. Beginning with the story of " the first one to find the Indies," the writer states that a caravela, a light kind of vessel, was "navigating the Atlantic in heavy weather, and came upon an unknown land. It returned in many more days than it took to reach the country, and they who returned on board were but the pilot and three or four sailors, who soon died in port as a result of hunger and hardship.
Thus were the Indies discovered, through the sufferings of those who first beheld the land and left no record of its name, or of how it could be reached, or of the year in which it was discovered. It is only known that the pilot died in the house of Christopher Columbus, in whose care the ship's papers were left, and the log of that voyage, showing the latitude of that land. Many amusing pages are devoted to the Indians, their idolatry, religious and funeral rites, miracles, marriage and social customs, laws, and quaint habits, one of which is laconically noted thus: As is characteristic in manuscripts of this period, a vast store of information is packed into the text, which is partly concrete with indubitable historical fact, and at other times expansive with mere hearsay.
A'eparate chapter is allotted to the Conquest of Mexico, wherein the writer discourses upon the relations between Cortes and Montezuma; the death of the Emperor; the hostilities between Spaniards and Mexicans; and Cortes' various journeys between Mexico and Spain. Here, again, the writer comments upon the customs of the Indians; their homes; their festivals and drunken orgies; and the subsequent conversion and baptism of thousands of them.
He ends with a character sketch of Cortes, who, he affirms, was extremely popular with the Indians. Tradotta de lingua Spagnola in volgar Italiano. Roman Letter, long lines to a full page. With large woodcut on title and many fine woodcut diagrams and large map of the world. Medina's book was the first to treat of Navigation. He was entrusted by the King with the examination of pilots and sailing-masters for the Indies, taught navigation, and was held in high esteem as a cosmographer. This book was most popular with the successors of Columbus, and was'translated into several languages.
As the work was originally printed in , the map may be taken as embodying the results of Spanish discovery in , as reported to him by the pilots, with whom his official position as examiner brought him in constant intercourse. It shows the mouth of the Mississippi, "R. SAN," and the lands around the river and gulf of the St. Newfoundland had not yet been'discovered to be an island. The river Baguenay is here indicated, a remarkable feature in so early a map. This seems to be almost the whole contribution during the earliest period of printed cartographical literature from the countries, from which the New World and the South East passage to India were discovered, and from which hundreds of the most important voyages of discovery started during that period.
Historia del descubrimiento y conquista de la India por los Portugueses, compuesta Red levant morocco, gilt, gilt panelled back, inside dentelles, 'g. Antwerp, Martin Nucio, I This edition contains only the first "book," the only one translated into Spanish. La relacion y commentaries del governador Aluar Nunez Cabeqa de Vaca, de lo acaescido en las dos jornadas que hizo a las Indias. With a large woodcut Coat-of-Arms on the title. Title printed in red and black, and the book itself printed, for the most part, in Black Letter.
The two parts in I vol. A magnificent copy bound by Rousselle in blue levant morocco, gold lines on sides, gilt back, doublure of crimson morocco elaborately tooled and gilt, watered silk flyleaves, g. Valladolid, por Francisco Fernandez de Cordova, I C Church Catalogue, No. Wagner, The Spanish South west, No. Fine copy of one of the rarest and most valuable early works relating to America, and particularly so to Florida, Louisiana, Texas, the Argentine, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
The work is divided into two parts, each with a separate title-page, but with continuous pagination. It is a thrilling story of adventure, and describes the Author's wanderings with the survivors of Narvaez' expedition, which set out in for the conquest of Florida, or all the region afterwards known as Florida and Louisiana.
It is the record of the first journey made by Europeans through any part of the country now included within the boundaries of the United States. Thence he and three of his companions worked their way southwards, and finally succeeded in reaching Mexico. He returned to Spain in , where, having failed to obtain the governorship of Florida, which had been given to Soto, he obtained that of the Rio de la Plata, in He arrived in Uruguay in , and proceeded to Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, the site of Buenos Aires having been abandoned. On the complaint of his lieutenant Domingo de Irala he was arrested and sent back to Spain in , where he spent several years in freeing himself from the charges made against him.
The second part, the "Commentaries de Alvar Nufiez Cabeca de Vaca, adelantado y governador de la provincia del Rio de la Plata," is here published for the first time, and is the first printed account of the La Plata regions. It was written by Cabeca de Vaca's secretary, Pero Hernandez, whilst the former was in prison.
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At the end is appended a Relacion made in by Hernando de Ribera, whom Cabeca de Vaca had sent on a journey of exploration northwards up the River Paraguay. From to , nine long years, this small party of Spaniards were slowly traversing the vast region which separates the Atlantic from the Pacific Ocean. Constantly with wild tribes of Indians, who in them first saw men with white skins: The narrative of Nufez was entirely written after his return, for he could take no notes by the way. Hence we find it extremely difficult to follow his footsteps, and commentators are unable to agree on the point whether he crossed the Rio Grande near the present town of El Paso, and thence proceeded westward through the most northerly pass of the Sierra Madre and thence down into Sonora and Cullacan, or whether he crossed the Rio Grande two hundred miles farther south.
Smith's notes to his edition of the book printed in , he carries the travellers east of the Mississippi, beyond the present southern boundary of Tennessee, where he crosses the great river; thence he carries him westward along the banks of the Arkansas and Canadian rivers to New Mexico, crossing the Rio Grande at about 32 deg.
In the notes to his new version printed in , Mr. Smith adopts an entirely new route. In this he keeps near the Gulf of Mexico, entirely within the present bounds of Texas, crossing the Rio Grande near the mouth of the Conchas River, which he ascends until he reaches the great mountain chain, which he crosses, and there enters Cinaloa. Fueron recebidas el ano de I Black Letter, title within woodcut border of flowers, birds and monkeys, etc. Coimbra, Joan Alvarez, I Not in Rodrigues, Bibliotheca Brasilica. Fine copy of one of the rarest books on Brazil, and hardly known at all.
The only bibliographer who mentioned the book before Cordier, Innooencio da Silva, mentions its extreme rarity. It is the first collection of Jesuit letters in the Spanish language. The volume contains nine letters written by Jesuit missionaries to their European colleagues. Letter from Brother Joseph Anchieta from Brazil another letter of the same missionary dated 15 March, , from the mission of the Province of Piratininga.
Letter from Father Juan de Aspilcueta very interesting account of the travels of this missionary in the interior of Brazil, in which he speaks of the Tapuya, Cathiguzu, Tamoya Indians; the Indian Festivals, fruits and animals, etc. This letter is dated St. John's day, , from Porto Seguro. Paul de Goa, and mentioning Fernando Mendez Pinto.
This letter is from the celebrated traveller Fernando Mendez Pinto; he wrote it while he was a novice and intended entering the Order of Jesuits. Letter from Brother Pedro de Alcaceva, from Goa in , information about some things referring to the customs and laws of the kingdom of China, which a man who had been a captive there for six years related in Malaca in the Jesuit College this curious document is attributed to the traveller Fernando Mendez Pinto.
With the large double Map of the World by Hans Holbein. Bound by Chambolle-Duru in full levant morocco, gilt lines on sides, gilt back, inside dentelles, g. I I Sabin, No. The sections which are of importance to the student of American History are: The work, which may be considered as the first General History of Travels, was the compilation of John Huttich. Simon Grynaeus was the writer of the preface, and the work only bears his name.
Our copy contains the large right map bearing the word " Asia " in smaller letters , in a superb example. The map is printed on two sheets. On the Western half we find the New World represented on the North as a long strip of land, bearing the words Terra de Cuba. Also the discoveries of Cortes are shown on an island labelled Terra Cortesa. The map, surrounded by an ornamental border, and the woodcut are by Hans Holbein. This map is reproduced by Nordenskj8ld, Facsimile Atlas, Plate Historia del descubrimiento y conquista del Peru, con las cosas naturales que senaladamente alli se hallan, y los sucessos que ha avido.
La qual escrivia Augustin de Zarate, exerciendo el cargo de Contador general de cuentas por Su Magestad en aquella provincia, y en la de Tierra firme. With woodcut illustrations in the text. Green morocco, treble gilt fillet border, gilt panelled back, inside dentelles, g. Antwerp, Martin Nucio, The work was dedicated to Philip II. Zirate had part in the conflicts occasioned by the arrival of Nufes Vela and the rebellion of Gonzalo Pizarro. He was one of the two commissioners sent by the Oidores to order Pizarro to disband his army, which he held at Jauja, and enter Lima with only a small escort.
Pizarro, however, sent out Captain Villegas, who met Zarate on the way, arrested him, took away his commission, confiscated his provisions, and imprisoned him at Huarochiri. Released after some days, he was persuaded to return to Lima, and it was suggested that, in consideration of his release, he should urge the Audiencia to leave the government to Gonzalo Pizarro.
Whatever may have been the influence of Zirate in this matter, Pizarro not long afterwards approached the capital and assumed the reins of government. His final plan for this work was to treat of the discovery and occupation of the country, and to narrate the principal events in the history of the colony until the pacification that followed the intervention of Pedro de la Gasca.
La Sphere des deux mondes, composee en Francois, par Darinel, pasteur des Amadis. With 19 maps and other woodcuts.
Anvers, Jehan Richart, Sabin, in his collation of this work, does not mention the last leaf containing the colophon, nor the blank leaf which follows, necessary to complete signature P, both of which are present in our copy. This work contains 19 woodcut maps, one being a cordiform map of the world, another a map giving the whole of South America and the South-East Coast of North America with the heading " Peru, brevis exactaque totius Novi Orbis ejusque Insularum descriptio recens a Joan Bellero edita.
That for the map of the western hemisphere, on the verso of folio 55, is as follows: D'ou l'or massif est si trestant venu Que lon fauldroit en somme si profonde. Mais qu'en est il? C1 meno belos criadoo bela cafa real be t5. X; que fuwreales pieebefo. Recebidas el aiio de MDLV. De las grandes maravillas que Dios nuestro sefior obra en augmento de la Sancta fe chatolica, en las indias del Rey de Portugal, y en el Reyno de Japon, y en la tierra del Brasil.
Con la description de las varias leyes y costumbres de la Gente del Gran Reyno de la China, y otras tierras nuevamente descubiertas, en que ay nuevas de grande admiracion y hedificacion pero muy verdaderas. Vellum, gilt ianelled back. Barcelona, Vendense en casa de Claudio Bornat, 15 This rare little publication contains the text of letters of great interest, from the pens of various Jesuit missionaries in India, Japan, China, and Brazil, describing their niode of life in the outposts of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the early sixteenth century; their arduous journeys; and activities amongst the infidels.
In his letter, he describes the work and death of Saint Francis Xavier, the Apostle of the East, who was then a Padre, and the first Jesuit to set foot in India. Another letter is from Brother Pedro de Alcacena from Goa, , to his brothers in Portugal, relating to missionary work in Japan; the third letter is written from Malacca by the Padre Maestro Melchior to his colleagues in Portugal; the fourth is from Brother Hernan Mendez, from Malacca; the fifth letter describes the people, laws and customs of China; while the sixth and seventh, from " Brother Joseph " and Padre Juan de Aspilcueta respectively, are written from Brazil, and contain very interesting information regarding the geography of the country and the wars, habits, and lives of the Indians.
El libro de las Costumbres de todas las Gentes del Mundo, y de las Indias. Maroon morocco, fully gilt panelled back, g. A remarkably interesting little work, describing the customs of the ancient and contemporary peoples of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The last section contains information on the natural history and "marvellous things that are in the newly-discovered Indies," in addition to particulars of the rites, ceremonies and customs of the Indians of the Canary Islands, New Spain, "Peru newly discovered," Sto.
The work is translated and based upon that of J. Giglio, by Francisco Tamara, a professor of Cadiz. Iles, Fleuves, Animaux, tant aquatiques, que terrestres: With very curious large woodcuts of Indians, fine double-page maps. This important work, which is one of the earliest collection of voyages published in France, owes its existence to the publisher, Jean Temporal of Lyons.
The first volume contains the Voyages of Pedro de Cintra, the Letters of Vespucci on his two voyages, the letter of a Portuguese pilot on the navigation from Lisbon to St. According to Rodrigues, copies of this book are very rare. Compost ou Kalendrier tres necessaire a tous compaignons suyvant les Ondes marines. Les jugements Dofferon touchant le faict des Navires. Compose par Pierre Garcie dict Ferrande, recentement reveu et corrige oultre ses precedentes impressions.
With a fine woodcut on the title-page of a ship carrying a King and Queen, and various woodcut diagrams in the text.