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Historia de Yucathan. by  Diego López de Cogolludo - Hardcover - 1688 - from Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)  and

Historia de Yucathan.

by López de Cogolludo, Diego

Condition: See description

Madrid: Juan Garcia Infanzon, 1688. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1 of 15] ff., 760 pp., [16] ff.

In this account of the conquest and Spanish settlement of the Yucatan, López de Cogolludo, a Franciscan missionary and administrator originally from Alcalá de Henares, presents a sought-after account. He had access to a manuscript version of Bishop Landa's work and consulted such important printed sources as Torquemada. => He also presents his personal eye-witness accounts of events during his 30 years among the Maya (1634–65).
    Robert Patch says in the Encyclopedia of Latin American History & Culture (III, 458) that López de Cogolludo wrote this history in the 1650s and that it is "a major source not only for the history of Yucatán but also for the study of Maya culture."
    Provenance: Small booklabel: "Marchio Regaliae D.D. 1741." John Carter Brown (1797–1874) purchased this from Henry Stevens in 1845/1846. On his death to his son John Nicholas Brown (1861–1900). On his death deeded to the John Carter Brown Library. Deaccessioned 2008.
    Palau 141001; Sabin 14210. Contemporary limp vellum with remnants of ties, front joint (inside) starting to open. Scattered foxing, including on title-page; short tear, repaired, in title; some staining in early margins and into text; without the preliminaries or the added engraved title. Doodling in many margins; ink stains from a careless quill user on several pages. John Carter Brown's stamped signature on p. 1. A less than perfect copy that yet does not "feel" maimed; a copy with a distinguished provenance to match the distinction of the work.

  • Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M) US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 27561
  • Title: Historia de Yucathan.
  • Author: López de Cogolludo, Diego
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Juan Garcia Infanzon
  • Place: Madrid
  • Date published: 1688
  • Size: Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1 of 15] ff., 760 pp., [16] ff.


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