A Description of The Kingdom of New Spain
Publisher: John Howell Books
Date Published: 1972
Book Id: 26826
148pp. Quarto [31 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with decorative gilt stamped titles. Near fine. The edges of the covers are very lightly rubbed. The top edge of the text block is subtly foxed. The dust jacket is in good condition, with mild soiling and creasing. There are multiple small losses from the edges. There are also numerous small closed tears in the edges. The longest closed tear measures 1 inch.
With the map in the rear pocket. "The original manuscript of the Idea compendiosa del Reyno de Nueva Espana lies in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. It contains two hundred and two leaves bound in a red leather cover measuring 5 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches. Only scholars have known of this manuscript; it has never been published nor widely used. The present edition is an English translation of the Spanish text."