Author Vega, G. De la Histoire des Yncas, rois du Perou; contenant leur origine, depuis le premier Ynca Manco Capac, leur etablissement, leur idolâtrie, leurs sacrifices, leurs loix, leurs conquêtes; les merveilles du temple du soleil; & tout l'etat de ce grand empire, avant que les Espagnols s'en rendissent maitres. Avec une description des animaux, des fruits, des minéraux, des plantes, &c. Traduite de l'Espagnol de l'Ymca Garcillasso de la Vega, par Jean Baudoin.
Published 1715
Item ID 64681
Reserved
Amsterdam, J. Desbordes, 1715. Two parts in two. 8vo (16.1 x 10.2 cm). 1,087 [(xxviii), 512; (xii), 492, (34)] pp.; two engraved frontispieces, three engraved plates (one larger, folded), one large folded map. Uniform vellum with script title on the spines. Very rare French translation of a work first published in Spanish in 1609-1616, this being the second Amsterdam edition. Widely regarded as the most accurate description of the Inca kingdom. With a fine large map of northwestern South America, including Peru and most of Colombia, and western Brazil. Garcilaso "El Inca" de la Vega (1539-1616), born in Cuzco, was the first scholar of mixed European and Inca descent. Old private book owner's stamp on the front flyleaf rectos, some text sections rather toned, otherwise a nice clean set. We could only trace two copies in the auction records, one in 1914 and one in 1972, so this edition is very rare indeed. Brunet II, 1483; Sabin, 98752. The most accurate description of the Inca kingdom