Colonial Mexico

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Nobility and Privileges granted by Emperor Charles V to the Nephew of Moctezuma II and his Descendants

AMERICAS. AZTECS. MEXICO. Moctezuma II, Aztec Emperor (1466 - ca. 30 June, 1520)
Documents confirming the nobility and privileges of descendants of the family of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma II. Manuscript on paper, in Spanish.

Mexico: 1711- 1758

$70,000.00

Folio: 31.5 x 21.5 cm. 30, [1] foliated manuscript leaves.

A series of notarial copies of reales cédulas, or royal decrees, from 1675, 1711, 1741, 1742, and 1758 (and with a copy of an original document from 1536), along with supporting documentation, confirming the nobility and privileges of members of the family of the ill-fated Aztec emperor Moctezuma II.

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The Atrocities of the Spanish in the New World. Illustrated with 17 Engravings. In A Contemporary Vellum Binding

Las Casas, Bartolomé de (1474-1566)
Regionum Indicarum per Hispanos olim devastatarum accuratissima descriptio, insertis figuris aeneis ad vivum fabrefactis. Editio nova Priori longe correctior.

Heidelberg: Wilhelm Walter, 1664

$10,500.00

Quarto: 19.5 x 15.5 cm. (:O:)2, A-O4

“The text is the same, with the exception of the introductory matter, as that of the Latin edition, Frankfurt, 1598, which has title: ‘Narratio regionvm Indicarvm per Hispanos qvosdam deuastatarum verissima’ ... These Latin editions appear to be based on the French edition, Antwerp, 1579, which appeared under title: ‘Tyrannies & cruautez des Espagnols’ ... They contain translations of the ‘Brevísima Relación de la Destruyción de las Indias’ (1552) and extracts from other writings of Las Casas.

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Sabin 11285; Palau 46960; Leclerc 338; JCB (pre-1675) 3:109

For Graduates & Faculty of the University of Mexico

MEXICO. TYPOGRAPHY. Beye de Cisneros y Quijano, Manuel Ignacio (1718-1787)
Manuale formarum juramentorum ab his præstandorum, qui in Rectores, Consiliarios, & Officiales in hac alma, Imperiali, Mexicana Academia eliguntur, & ab his, qui gradu aliquo majori, vel minori sunt insigniendi. Fidei item professio secundum Sanctum Œcumenicum Concilium Tridentinum, quam juxta Constitutiones, ac Sanctiones ejusdem Universitatis emittere tenentur majori, vel minori gradu decorandi, quique Cathedras sunt moderaturi, antequam earum possessionem nanciscantur. Ad Imperialis Mexiceæ Academiæ usum typis mandatum jussu D.D.D. Emmanuelis Ignatii Beye, Zisneros, et Quixano, prædictae Universitatis olim Consiliarij, Decreti Exedræ semel, atque iterum Moderatoris, Regiæ Curiæ Causidici,& tandem Rectoris munus exercentis.

Mexico: Ex novâ Typographiâ editioni Bibliothecae Mexicanae destinatâ, 1759

$5,600.00

Quarto: 26.5 x 21 cm. [25] leaves: signatures [A]8 (blank [A]7 and [A]8 are canceled), B-D4, E2, F4, G4 (- blanks G2-G4) (blank [A]1 is present). Complete.

A handsome Mexican imprint, with a skillful engraving of the University’s intricate coat of arms by Francisco C. Rodríguez. See Mathes (La Ilustración en México colonial, p. 154; Register 4531).

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Bancroft Sale (Bangs, 1900) 429. Beristáin de Souza, Biblioteca Hispano Americana Setentrional (1883), Vol. I, p. 310. Bibliotheca Mejicana 1027. Blake 3184: “Of the utmost rarity.” Medina, México 4531. Palau 28851. Ramírez Sale 475. Sabin 44420.

A Private Mineralogical Museum - With Numerous Specimens from the Americas & The Collection of Albertus Seba

MUSEUMS. CABINETS OF CURIOSITY. MINERALS. Romé de Lisle, Jean-Baptiste Louis de (1736-1790); Dávila, Pedro Francisco (1713-1785)
Catalogue systématique et raisonné des curiosités de la nature et de l’art, qui composent le cabinet de M. Davila, avec figures en taille-douce.

Paris: M. Lambert for Briasson, 1767

$9,500.00

Three tall octavo volumes: Vol I: xxxvi, 571 pages.; Vol II: vj, 656 pages; Vol III: vi, 290, 286, [1] pp. Collation: I. a-b8, c2, A-Z8, Aa-Mm8, Nn6 (plus 22 plates); II. a3, A-Z8, Aa-Ss8; III. a3, A-S8, T4, a-s8 (plus 8 plates)

First and sole edition of this comprehensive catalogue of the collection of Pedro Francisco Dávila. The Dávila catalog (as it has become known) describes 8,096 mineral specimens that encompass a large range of localities, including a suite of specimens from Potosí in Spanish America (as well as many items from Canada, Mexico, and Paraguay.

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Conlon 67:1238; Nissen (ZBI) 1050; Sinkankas 1594; Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 136-40, 166 & 209 [provides a detailed history of the collections]