HERRERA (ANTONIO DE) The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly call'd the West-Indies, from the First Discovery Thereof, 6 vol., 1725-6
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HERRERA (ANTONIO DE) The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly call'd the West-Indies, from the First Discovery Thereof, 6 vol., 1725-6
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HERRERA (ANTONIO DE)
The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly call'd the West-Indies, from the First Discovery Thereof, 6 vol., first edition in English, translated by John Stevens, titles printed in red and black, engraved portraits of Columbus and Cortes, 13 engraved plates (12 folding), 2 folding engraved maps (of 13), contemporary calf gilt (volume 3 not quite uniform), rubbed [Hill 804; Sabin 31577], 8vo, J. Batley, 1725-1726

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  • The first edition in English of Herrera's classic study of the history of the conquest and colonization of America by the Spaniards. As official historian to Phillip II, III and IV, the author "had access to many documents and sources which have since been lost or destroyed" (Hill).
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