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THE FIRST ETHNOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF THE INDIAN WORLD


ACOSTA, Joseph. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies. Written in Spanish… and translated into English by E.G. London, Val Sims for Edward Blount and William Aspley, 1604.

First English edition of this eyewitness anthropological account of the Americas, chiefly Inca Peru and Aztec Mesoamerica, by the Jeusit father José de Acosta, “a more thoughtful and a more thorough account of the Indian world than anything then available” (Pagden).
$18,500


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The Second Japanese Embassy to Europe


AMATI, Scipione. Historia del regno di Voxu del Giapone, dell, antichita, nobilta, e valore del suo re Idate Masamune... Rome, Giacomo Mascardi, 1615.

Very rare FIRST EDITION of this critical source for THE SECOND JAPANESE MISSION TO EUROPE of 1614, a Franciscan public relations event that sought to repeat the success of the first mission of 1585, which had been brilliantly engineered by their rivals the Jesuits and to inspire financial and political support.
$28,500


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PROTECTING VOYAGES TO THE AMERICAS
INSURANCE POLICIES FROM 1770s MARSEILLE


[TRADE] / [2 INSURANCE POLICIES] / [MARTINIQUE. ] Anonymous. Au nom de Dieu et de la S(ain)te Vierge, que Dieu conduise le tout a bon sauvement. [Marseille], 1774 and 1777.

Two rare folio-size maritime insurance policies from 1770s Marseille relating to mercantile voyages to France’s American colonies in the Caribbean, and valuable witnesses to the more practical, bureaucratic aspects of maritime trade in late 18th-century France.
$5,500


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A MANUAL FOR CLERICS
PRINTED IN LIMA 1621
RICH IN ETHNOGRAPHIC & ANTHROPOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ON THE INDIANS OF PERU


[PERU] ARRIAGA, Pablo José. Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru. Dirigido al Rey N.S. en su Real Conseio de Indias. Lima, Geronymo de Contreras, 1621.

$85,000


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THE FIRST CITY ATLAS PRODUCED IN ITALY
WITH 52 ENGRAVED VIEWS INCLUDING A LITTLE-KNOWN PLAN OF TENOCHTITLAN


BALLINO, Giulio. De’ disegni delle piu illustri città et fortezze del Mondo; parte I. Venice, Zalteri, 1569.

$60,000


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