Source : Maggs VI
|Source Title||Bibliotheca Americana Part VI<br>Books on America in Spanish|
|Description||Part VI of the seven part Bibliotheca Americana comprising bibliographical descriptions of 451 items in Spanish (Books, Manuscripts, Maps, Autographs, etc.). It is treated separately from the other Maggs volumes of Bibliotheca Americana because it does not follow the same numbering sequence. The Bibliotheca Americana volumes, published between 1922 and 1928, are certainly among the most important, if not the most important dealer catalogues ever issued for the Americana field.|
|Scope of Text|| This series is intended to take the place of the familiar "Leclerc," and to present an equal wealth of rarities in modern guise, with numerous facismiles and copious annotations.
It is sufficient to name documents signed by Ferdinand and Isabella, the patrons of Columbus, and autograph letters from Father Anchieta, "The Apostle of the New World," from Piratiningua (now San Paula), which he founded, from Almagro, the historic letter from Peru to Charles V. of Spain; from Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville; Sir Ferdinando Gorges (Father of English colonisation in America), Juan de Añate (Conqueror of New Mexico), William Penn, William Dampier, Captain dict Arnold, General Lee, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, etc. In addition there are secret letter books, and reports of the Governors and Viceroys of Spanish America, Colonel Simcoe's Letter Book, whilst Governor of Upper Canada, etc. Among the Printed books there are a series of Ptolemies; the letter of Christopher Columbus (in Latin); the third and fourth letters of Cortes (in Spanish); two unknown Memorials to the King of Spain, by Fernandez de Quiros (in Spanish), for colonising Australia, in 1613; many of the important Spanish books on North and South America. Much new materials has also been included in the shape of manuscript letters, and reports and privately printed early relations on Florida, California, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, etc.
|Total Records in AED||542|