La Haye: Adrian Moetjens, 1692. 12mo. 2 volumes; VG; bound in early full brown calf, volume 1 newly rebacked with spine preserved, spines paneled with gilt; some rubbing and wear to boards; Illustrated with 12 folding copper engravings and two folding copper engraved maps, the second map with a long horizontal tear, but still intact with no pieces missing; stamp of previous owner on ffep of volume 2, remnants of bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1, ffep of volume 2; VG consignment; shelved case 9.
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Covering the three years between the appointment of Cortés to command the invading force and the fall of the city, it was first published in 1684 in Spain. French and Italian translations were published by the 1690s, and an English translation by Townshend appeared in 1724. Historia de la conquista de México was extremely popular on both sides of the Atlantic and was known to important figures in colonial Latin America and the British colonies. It remained the most important European source on Latin American history up through the first part of the nineteenth century. [wikipedia];