Facsimile edition of the History of New Spain, the Conquest of Mexico, by Hernán Cortés (1485-1547), according to the Mexican edition in the printing house of the Superior Government, year 1770, preserved in the Library of the National Library of Spain. Editor of the Friends of the Bibliophile Circle, 1981.
This volume contains the facsimile edition of the History of New Spain, written by its enlightened conqueror Hernán Cortés, augmented with other documents and notes by the Illustrious Lord Don Francisco Antonio Lorenzana, Archbishop of Mexico; as well as his Testament and his Last Will, with a preliminary study by Francisco Luis Cardona. Reproduces the second, third and fourth “Letters of relationship” of Cortés, along with other documents of great interest. As the first one is known, if it was printed, it has been totally lost.
Format: in-quarto (21 x 27 cm).
Illustrations: 31 plates, a frontispiece and 3 maps folded in triptych.
Cover pages: two colors.
Pages: 594 pages with illustrations and fold-out maps out of pagination.
Paper: 90-gram laid paper watermarked with the Bibliophile’s Circle mark, made “in a round shape” according to ancient methods.
Binding: genuine full lamb leather without sawing, without additions or cuts, green color.
Stamping: covers and spines sumptuously decorated in 22-carat fine gold with the bust of Hernán Cortés in the center. Top cut in fine gold.
Beautiful edition in high bibliophile numbered and limited to 1,499 copies. Volume in perfect condition, new, unused.
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