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Obregon's History of 16th Century Explorations in Western America entitled Chronicle, Commentary, or Relation of the Ancient and Modern Discoveries in New Spain and New Mexico, Mexico, 1584 by  trans. & eds Baltasar de Obregón; George P. Hammond & Agapito Rey - First English Language Edition - 1928 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA (SKU: 654)

Obregon's History of 16th Century Explorations in Western America entitled Chronicle, Commentary, or Relation of the Ancient and Modern Discoveries in New Spain and New Mexico, Mexico, 1584

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Obregon's History of 16th Century Explorations in Western America entitled Chronicle, Commentary, or Relation of the Ancient and Modern Discoveries in New Spain and New Mexico, Mexico, 1584

by Baltasar de Obregón; George P. Hammond & Agapito Rey, trans. & eds

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Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1928. First English Language Edition. Cloth. Very good. First English translation of Historia de los descubriementos antiguos de la Nueva Espaa.... [HOWES O 351 a]. Blue cloth boards, gilt title stamping on spine is crisp and bright. Corners lightly rubbed. Front hinge starting, but text block sound and square. Errata tipped in. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Very good folding map has offset onto TOC and has a fine crease along part of the edge of map. No DJ. Frontis. xxxvi, 351 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 inches tall (textblock). Baltasar Obregón (born 1534) was a 16th-century Spanish explorer and historian. He is most notable for publishing the Historia de los descubrimientos de Nueva Espana, an account of his travels in the New World. Obregón was born the son of an encomendera in the Spanish colony of New Spain. At the age of 19 Obregón joined up with a Spanish expedition to California, from which he returned with travel experience. In 1554 at the age of 20 he joined the expedition of Francisco de Ibarra to explore the frontiers of Spanish territory and to secure mineral resources. The expedition was a success, founding several settlements and allowing the Spanish to colonize Zacatecas. Later in life Obregón published an account of his travels, the Historia de los descubrimientos de Nueva Espana, in which he described the landscape of northern Mexico. After cataloging his own life, he continued to publish the accounts of other Spanish expeditions, such as that of Antonio de Espejo --- wikipedia

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Bookseller
Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
654
Title
Obregon's History of 16th Century Explorations in Western America entitled Chronicle, Commentary, or Relation of the Ancient and Modern Discoveries in New Spain and New Mexico, Mexico, 1584
Author
Baltasar de Obregón; George P. Hammond & Agapito Rey, trans. & eds
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First English Language Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Wetzel Publishing Co.
Place of Publication
Los Angeles
Date published
1928
Keywords
Francisco de Ibarra, Southwest, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Coronado, Espejo, pueblo, Chamuscado
Bookseller catalogs
Spanish Conquest;

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Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.

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fine
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TOC
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offset
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tipped in
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errata
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hinge
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text block
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
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crisp
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octavo
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