Sale 2473 - Printed & Manuscript Americana, April 12, 2018
320 320 c (PERU.) Lasso de la Vega, Garcia. Primera parte de los commentarios reales, que tratan del origen de los Yncas . . . del Peru. Armorial frontispiece plate. , 264 leaves. 4to, later vellum, minor wear; early wastepaper endpapers, title page stained, trimmed and laid down, tightly cropped with loss of a few headlines, moderate dampstaining to preliminaries and last 8 leaves, minor foxing, minor worming to inner margin; marcas de fuego on top and bottom edges. Lisbon: Pedro Crasbeeck, 1609 [1608 per colophon] [1,000/1,500] first edition . A history of the Inca empire, compiled by the son of a conquistador and an Inca princess. Not generally found with the second part, issued eight years later. European Americana 609/44; Medina BHA 549; Palau 354788; Sabin 98757. 321 c (PERU.) Reports on taxation of the ayllu system in Huaura province. 4 manuscript pages, signed by official Agustin Ferrer and others. 12 1 / 4 x 8 1 / 2 inches; stitch holes on inner margin, minor worming. Huacho, Peru, June to September 1664 [400/600] The ayllu was a Quechua and Aymara system of communally held land based on extended kinship groups which survived the Spanish occupation and continues in some forms today. This series of 4 brief reports relates to Spanish taxation of ayllus in the Huaura province, in the villages of Parrián de Velasco and San Bartolomé de Huacho (today’s coastal city of Huacho). The first is from “Juan Pizarro Indio,” seeking relief from taxation due to poverty in the Bilca ayllu. The third describes a speech given in the public square, explaining to the Indians in their own language their responsibility to pay taxes.