History of the Conquest of Mexico. 1851.
History of the Conquest of Mexico. Population and Progress of Northern America known as New Spain. Adorned with 38 vignettes. Madrid. Imprenta y Librería de Gaspar y Roig, Editores. 1851.
Quarto (26,2 x 16.4 cm / 10.31 x 6.45 in), 179 pp., (Includes Title page, blank), 2 sheets. Vintage binding with a leather spine decorated with gilt rosettes and titles. Exemplar in good condition.
On the death of León Pinelo, in 1661, Antonio Solís y Rivadeneira (1610 - 1686) was appointed Senior Chronicler of the Indies. His great work, the History of the Conquest of Mexico... was published in Madrid in 1684. This title made him famous as a historian and a great essayist, since his delicate pen was adopted as a model among chroniclers and travelers that happened to him.
The work now offered, a nineteenth-century edition done very elegantly with the illustrations interspersed in the text, shows the interest of his chronicle over the years.
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