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Book Number 3705 
Author Abbe D. Francesco Saverio Clavigero; Charles Cullen, tr. 
Title The History of Mexico. Collected from Spanish and Mexican Historians, from Manuscripts, and Ancient Paintings of the Indians. Illustrated by Charts, and other Copper Plates. To Which are Added, Critical Dissertations on the Land, the Animals, and Inhabitants of Mexico. By Abbé D. Francesco Saverio Clavigero. Translated from the Original Italian, By Charles Cullen, Esq. In Two Volumes. 
Date c. 1787. 
Publisher G. G. J. and J. Robinson 
Place of Publication London 
Edition First edition. 
Volume Information Two volumes.  
Cover Contemporary full marble calf, flat spine in six compartments of gilt-tooled bands and gilt spiral-patterned motifs, gilt black morocco label on two, gilt text on four, board edges gilt-tooled. 
Illustration Complete with 28 plates including 2 folding maps and the genealogy plate. The plates illustrate natural history, architecture and various cultural aspects of Mesoamerican civilization. 
Size Large 4to.  
Condition \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Genealogy” plate in volume 1 heavily browned, folding map of Mexico’s lakes in volume 2 with small tear in fold at gutter, occasional mild brownspots; otherwise in very good condition and generally a nice, clean copy in handsome period binding. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. Volume 1. (4), blank, frontis, title, blank, dedication (2), translator’s preface iii-iv, preface vii-xi, blank, account of Mexican historians xiii-xxxi, advertisement xxxii, contents (3), blank, 1-440, descendents (441-444), appendix 441-476, (2); Volume 2. (4), blank, frontis, title, blank, contents (2), 1-194, appendix 195-468, blank, (2). 
Reference Sabin 13518-9. 
Translation Info  
Notes In first volume, pagination jumps from iv to vii with no loss to text or gap in foliation. “Claviergo was a native of Vera Cruz (born 1731, died at Bologna, 1787), a Jesuit and a thorough antiquarian, who spent thirty years of active research into the archaeology and antiquities of Mexico. His book, originally published in Italian, is a mine of precious historical documents, and contains valuable lists of others in the Mendoza, the Vatican, and the Boturini collections. All the other books that have been elaborated since on the same subject, instead of superseding Claviergo’s, have tended rather to magnify its importance.”  
Price (US$) 2750  
Short Description Book Americas Central; Book Americas Indians; 
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