Varones Ilustres del Nuevo Mundo. Descubridores, Conquisadores, y Pacificadores del Opulento, Dilatado, y Poderoso Imperio de las Indiad Ocidentales. Sus vidas, virtud, valor, hazañas, y claros blasones. ilustrados.con singulares observaciones politicas, morales, iuridicas, miscelaneas, y razon de estado; para mayor autoridad de la historia, y demonstracion della, y su utilissima leccion

PIZARRO Y ORELLANA, Fernando

Published by Madrid, 1639
Hardcover
From Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 9, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 6,000.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

[36],427,72,[32]pp. including half-title with full-page approbation. 18th-century polished speckled calf, boards and spine gilt. Boards and spine slightly worn, outer joints tender. From the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, with 1860 engraved bookplate on front pastedown, blind stamp on half-title, titlepage, and first leaf of text. Contemporary inscription of title ("Varones Ilustres del Nuevo Mundo") on front fly leaf, contemporary ownership inscription at bottom of half-title. Text browned with light foxing throughout. Printed notes at bottom of leaves Nn1 verso and a2 recto trimmed (affecting some text), paper flaws in text of final printed leaf (with slight loss). Still, a very good copy. Provenance: Earls of Macclesfield Biographies of the Conquistadores A collection of biographies of Spanish discoverers, conquistadors, and other figures involved in the early exploration and colonization of the New World, composed by a great grandson of Francisco Pizarro. Pizarro y Orellana, who held office in the Supreme Council of Castile, composed the work with the aim of simultaneously defending his ancestors Francisco, Juan, and Gonzalo Pizarro and laying claim to rights and grants due their descendants. "In order to hide this intention he cleverly included in his work biographies of other prominent discoverers such as Columbus, who by then was almost forgotten, Hernán Cortés, Alonso de Ojeda, and Diego García de Paredes. All the biographies are written in the same elevated tone of admiration, the narration being constantly enhanced with numerous erudite notes and comments in which the deeds of the subjects are favorably compared to those achieved by the great heroes of antiquity. In sharp contrast to the others, the biography of Diego de Almagro, the Pizarristas' great foe during the civil wars, is characterized by a poorly disguised tone of condemnation, his actions being shown as the tragic result of his personal shortcomings" - Delgado-Gomez. A fine mid-17th-century biographical compendium, providing extensive information about several key figures in the discovery and conquest of Spanish America European Americana 639/93. Sabin 63189. Medina (BHA) 999. Palau 227687. JCB (3)ii:276. Delgado-Gomez, Spanish Historical Writing about the New World 59. Bookseller Inventory # 28648

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Varones Ilustres del Nuevo Mundo. ...

Publisher: Madrid

Publication Date: 1639

Binding: Folio

Store Description

By appointment only

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

To order, please telephone, fax or e-mail. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, America Express, check, or by wire transfer (please ask for details). Paypal funds should be sent to info@donaldheald.com Any purchase may be returned within ten days of receipt. We ask that you notify us of the return as soon as possible. Donald Heald Donald Heald Rare Books 124 East 74th Street New York, NY 10021 Telephone: 212-744-3505 Fax: 212-628-7847 info@donaldheald.com


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. We offer free Fedex 3-Day shipping within the United States. For international shipping, the rates listed are for US Postal Service. We are happy to ship via UPS or Fedex, at our cost, and can provide a quote for same upon request.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check PayPal Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer