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Histoire de la d?couverte et de la conqu?te du Perou, traduite de l'Espagnol d'Augustin de Zarate, par S.D.C.

Zarate, Agustin de.

Published by Par la compagnie des libraires, Paris, 1774
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Classic and standard work on the discovery, conquest, and subsequent civil war periods: Sent to Peru to examine the financial status of the viceroyalty, the Spanish treasury official Z?rate made use of his visit to compile a history of the conquest of the Incas and the early portion of the subsequent civil wars among the Spanish conquerors. The work was originally published in 1555 and in 1700 was translated into French by S. de Bro?, seigneur de Citry et de La Guette; this Paris printing of de Bro?'s translation is illustrated with numerous maps and engravings of scenes including a ritual sacrifice. 8vo (18 cm, 7.1"). I: Frontis., xl, 360 pp.; 1 fold. map, 10 engr. plts., 2 fold. engr. plts. II: viii, 479, [1 (blank)] pp. Sabin 106266; Palau 379645. Volumes bound in paper wrappers, back wrapper lacking in both cases; front wrappers reinforced with printed papers taken from other items. Reverse of frontispiece in vol. I and front pastedown in vol. II with small bookplates of private collector. Edges untrimmed. Scattered spots; pages and plates generally in good clean condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5257

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Title: Histoire de la d?couverte et de la conqu?te ...

Publisher: Par la compagnie des libraires, Paris

Publication Date: 1774

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