O'Crousley, Pedro Alonso; Galvin, Sean, translator and editor
Title A DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF NEW SPAIN. 1774
Book Condition Fine, with front of jacket showing a 4''x12'' area of nearly invisible offsetting. Sepia and full-color illustrations reproduced from the original manuscript, folded map of 1768 Mexico housed in a rear pastedown pocket, color frontisportrait of author.
Edition First edition thus. Bound in peacock-blue cloth gilt-stamped with calligraphic titles to front cover and spine; in illustrated dust jacket. Quarto.
Publisher [San Francisco]: John Howell--Books, 1972.
Seller ID 30364.00
Fascinating view of 18th century Mexico and Baja recorded by the Cadiz-born merchant of Irish descent, who compiled his "Idea compendiosa" during business trips to "Nueva Espana." With enchanting color drawings of Mexican racial mixtures, wildlife, etc.
Mexico. Illustrated Books. Fine Press. Californiana.