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COLONIAL LIFE IN PARAGUAY, ASUNCIÓN 1598


[PARAGUAY] SAAVEDRA, Hernando Arias de (dit Hernandarias) . Asunción , 1598.

Important 16th century manuscript of colonial ordinances governing the daily life of the Indian population, written in Paraguay, signed and dated 1598 by the colonial governor.
$28,500


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THE STATISTICS OF MILAN & LOMBARDY
IN ARCHITECTURAL FORM
NO COPY IN AMERICA


SALARI, Giovanni. Statistica Generale delle Regia Città e Provincia di Milano. Milan, [G.] Bernardoni, [after 1839].

Extremely rare 6-sheet chart, measuring nearly 5 by 5 feet, presenting an encyclopedic survey of Milan and Lombardy (c. 1840). The chart’s some 2000 (!) categories, sub-categories, and sub-sub categories – all contained within an imaginary Greco-Roman temple architecture – provide statistics on agriculture, raw materials, labor and manufacturing, demographics, and historical data from ancient and modern history. The exact purpose of this ambitious publication remains unclear.
$3,850


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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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