1778 History of America Robertson Columbus Cortez Magellan Mexico MAPS French 4v: ROBERTSON, William 1778 History of America Robertson Columbus Cortez Magellan Mexico MAPS French 4v: ROBERTSON, William 1778 History of America Robertson Columbus Cortez Magellan Mexico MAPS French 4v: ROBERTSON, William 1778 History of America Robertson Columbus Cortez Magellan Mexico MAPS French 4v: ROBERTSON, William

1778 History of America Robertson Columbus Cortez Magellan Mexico MAPS French 4v

ROBERTSON, William

Published by Paris : Panckoucke, 1778., 1778
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1778 History of America Robertson Columbus Cortez Magellan Mexico MAPS French 4v A historical classic! The first successful attempt to write a scholarly history of the Western Hemisphere. (Griffin 517) A rare first edition of William Robertson s History of America. This book was the first sustained attempt to describe the discovery, conquest and settlement of Spanish American since Herrera s Decadas and his biography of Charles V. (Brading). According to Howes, the book was the most highly regarded secondary source of its time. It was an early source on the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. A list of about 224 Spanish books and manuscripts, consulted in the preparation of the work, is given at the end of the second volume. (Sabin). This book went through many editions and following the first Dublin and London editions, including this French edition published in Paris. The four volumes deal with European discovery and voyages in the new world including the exploration of Christopher Columbus, Hernando Cortez, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Vasco de Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Amerigo Vespucci, and each of their central, South, and North American arrivals. It also gives a superb account of Spanish Colonies. Per Larned, Book VIII gives one of the best accounts available in English of the Spanish colonial administration and commercial system. (Larned 403) This edition was translated into French by Hendrick Jansen and Jean-Baptiste Antoine Suard. Item number: #2375 Price: $750 ROBERTSON, William Histoire de l'Amerique, par M. Robertson, . traduit de l'anglois Paris : Panckoucke, 1778. Details: Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes o Vol. I xxvii, 400 o Vol. II [2], 653, [1] o Vol. III [2], 586 o Vol. IV [2], 493 (i.e. 433), [7] o Illustrated with 5 INCREDIBLE folding plates! Map of Caribbean Islands Map of Mexico Map of South America Map of the South Sea (Panama, northern South America) A table of chronological figures Table Chronologique des Mexicains - from the Codex Vienna References: Howes R 358; Brading, The First America, p. 432; Sabin 71973, 71991; Larned 403; Hill, Pacific Voyages 254 Language: French Binding: Leather; tight & secure Size: ~7in X 4in (18cm x 10cm) We find this same edition for sale elsewhere for over $2,600 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 2375 Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1516295597481

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Publisher: Paris : Panckoucke, 1778.

Publication Date: 1778

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

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