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AUCTION 22

 

Best Spanish Edition of the First Odyssey across Texas by a European


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90.     CABEZA DE VACA, Álvar Núñez. Relación de los Naufragios y Comentarios de Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Adelantado y Gobernador del Río de la Plata, ilustrado con varios documentos inéditos. Madrid: Librería General de Victoriano Suárez, Calle de Preciados, núm. 48, 1906. Vol. I: [i-v] vi-xxx, [1] 2-388, [6] pp., 1 plate; Vol. II: [i-ix] x-xii, [1-3] 4-428, [4] pp. 2 vols., 12mo (20 x 12.4 cm), original grey printed wrappers printed in red and black. Exceptionally fine, unopened.

     Basic Texas Books 24N: “Best edition in Spanish, with lengthy introduction.” Clark, Old South I:4. Palau 197105. Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 1699n. Wagner, Spanish Southwest 1an: “The last authoritative Spanish edition.” Editor M. Serrano y Sanz utilized the 1555 version for this edition and added pertinent and previously unpublished documents. The original edition (Zamora, 1542) of the odyssey of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (ca. 1490-ca. 1556) was the first recorded journey by Europeans across Texas. Cabeza de Vaca’s book is the earliest account of Texas and its Native American population.

($150-300)

Sold. Hammer: $325.00; Price Realized: $390.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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