Historia natural y moral de las Indias : en que se tratan las cosas notables del cielo, y elementos, metales, plantas, y animales dellas : y los ritos, y ceremonias, leyes, y gouierno, y guerras de los Indios (Book, 1590) [WorldCat.org]
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Historia natural y moral de las Indias : en que se tratan las cosas notables del cielo, y elementos, metales, plantas, y animales dellas : y los ritos, y ceremonias, leyes, y gouierno, y guerras de los Indios

Author: José de Acosta; Antonio Cánovas del Castillo; Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (Library of Congress); Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Impresso en Seuilla : en casa de Iuan de Leon, año de 1590.
Series: Library of Thomas Jefferson., Sabin 121. Sowerby 4096.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : SpanishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Pre-Linnean works
Obras anteriores a 1800
Early accounts to 1600
Primeros relatos hasta 1600
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José de Acosta; Antonio Cánovas del Castillo; Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (Library of Congress); Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 6776283
Notes: First Spanish-language ed. of this important source on the Indians of Mexico and Peru and on the natural history of Latin America. Acosta, a Jesuit priest and linguist serving in Mexico and Peru from 1571 to 1588, founded a printing press in Peru. In the present work he puts forth ideas on ethnology, compares Aztec and Inca civilizations and history, and provides detailed navigational advice and discussions of New World plants, minerals, and other commodities.
"Dirigida a la serenissima infanta Doña Isabella Clara Eugenia de Austria."
In 7 "books" (libros).
Books 1-2 appeared originally in Latin under title De natura Novi Orbis libri duo, 1588-1589.
Signatures: A⁸(minus A7 and A8) - 2N⁸ chi².
Woodcut devices, historiated initials.
General index at end, followed by "Tabla de algunos lugares de la Sagrada Escriptura, cuya declaracion se toca de passo en el discurso desta Historia," with biblical chapter titles in Latin.
LC Copy 1 in vellum with author/title hand lettered on spine. Title page trimmed and mounted on blank leaf. Has ownership inscription: Ja[me]s Gooden; ms. annotation in French on back flyleaf. Has LC accession no. 3457 dated [19]01.
Description: 535, [37] p. ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Series Title: Library of Thomas Jefferson., Sabin 121. Sowerby 4096.
Other Titles: Historia natvral y moral de las Indias
De natura Novi Orbis libri duo.
Responsibility: compuesta por el padre Ioseph de Acosta religioso de la Compañia de Iesus.

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