Sale 2517 - Printed & Manuscript Americana, September 26, 2019

329 c   (WEST INDIES.) García de Céspedes, Andrés. Regimiento de navegacion que mando hazer el Rei Nuestro Señor por orden de su Consejo Real de las Indias. Folding map, illustrated engraved title page, numerous illustrations and tables in text. [4], 184 leaves. Folio, later calf, moderate wear; lacks front free endpaper, some water damage and worming to first few leaves, light restoration to margins of title page; edges tinted red, extensive early manuscript notes in margins. Madrid: Juan de la Cuesta, 1606 [4,000/6,000] First and only edition of an early Spanish navigation guide, including instructions for Havana, Veracruz, Cartagena, and more. “Includes a guide to the navigation in the West Indies, and some curious documents relating to the dispute with Portugal about the line of demarcation of the Spanish and Portuguese dominions in America”—Sabin 11718. European Americana 606/50; JCB II:39; Medina, BHA 515; Palau 98619. E N D O F S A L E