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FUNERAL ORATIONS IN LIMA FOR A SPANISH QUEEN


[LIMA IMPRINT] LUXAN, Mariano. Relacion Funebre de las Reales Exequias …de la Serenissima Magestad…La Señora Doña Maria Barbara de Portugal, Catholica Reyna de las Indias, mandò celebrar en esta capital de Los Reyes el dia 4 de Septiembre de 1759. Lima, Imprenta Real for Pedro Nolasco Alvorado, 1760.

Rare first edition of the funeral-book of Maria Barbara of Portugal, Queen-consort of Spain and wife of Ferdinand VI, with a large folding plate of her catafalque.
$9,850


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A 19th-CENTURY GUIDE
TO PACIFIC COAST PORTS
FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA
TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
WITH 3 FOLDING MAPS


[NAVIGATION] / [TRADE] SAMUELS, Frederick S.. North Pacific Coast Ports. Compliments of J. D. Spreckels & Bros. Co. [San Francisco], William C. Brown Co., 1894.

Rare 19th-century shipping guide to the Pacific coast ports of North America and Hawaii. The volume was issued by the J. D. Spreckels & Bros. shipping company operating out of San Diego to highlight their services in the region and to orientate potential clients to the particular requirements of each port. The book includes 3 folding maps dated 1889 – of San Francisco Harbor, San Diego Bay, and the sea coast and interior harbors of Washington from Vancouver to Olympia (including Seattle and Tacoma) – and photographs of the Spreckels & Bros. Co. steam-powered towboat fleet
$650


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SPANISH NAVIGATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
& THE STRUGGLE FOR FLORIDA


SAN MARTÍN SUÁREZ, José de. Tablas Modernas, de la situacion que tienen... . Barcelona, En la Imprenta de Bernardo Pla, 1784 .

Very rare first complete edition (after the 1781 Havana edition) of an early Spanish-language pilot guide on the navigation of the Antilles, Caribbean, Tierra Firme, and Gulf of Mexico, including detailed information on the location of the reefs, sounds, bays, channels, ports, and inlets of the southern United States ranging from south Texas, to New Orleans, along the entire Florida peninsula, and as far north as Charleston.
$14,000


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“A marvelous blend of reportage, scientific findings,
and the author’s personal observations…”


[AMERICANA] SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry Rowe. Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes, to the sources of the Missouri River. Albany, E. & E. Hosford, 1821.

First edition. This book is based on Schoolcraft’s journal of a summer’s journey in upper Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota in two Indian canoes.
$800


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De Soto in French


[DE SOTO] M. D. C. [CITRI de la GUETTE, S. de Bro Seigneur]. Histoire de la Conqueste de la Floride, Par les Espagnols, sous Ferdinand de Soto. Ecrite en Portugais par un Gentil-homme de la ville d'Elvas. Paris, Thierry, 1685.

Scarce first edition and fine copy of the first French edition of the Rela Verdadeira (1557), the anonymous eyewitness account of the De Soto expedition to Florida and the Southern United States
$3,500


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