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Title:  
Historia de las Indias de Nueva España y islas de Tierra Firme
Creator:
Durán, Diego, d. 1588?
Publication:
J.M. Andrade y F. Escalante, México, 1867-1880.
Notes:  
On t.p. of v. 1: La publica con un atlas de estampas, notas é illustraciones, José F. Ramirez. "The entire edition of the first volume [published in 1867] with the exception of a small number of copies, distributed privately by the author, as well as the Atlas, has been confiscated by the Mexican government" -- Sabin. Vol. 2 and atlas have imprint : Mexico, Ignacio Escalante, 1880. The second volume is edited by Gumesindo Mendoza, director of the Museo nacional, and together with the atlas is published at the expense of Protasio P. Tagle and Ignacion Mariscal. cf. Pref. The original ms. is divided into three parts or "tratados." The first part (t. 1, p. 1-530); t. 2, p. 1-68 of this edition) comprising 78 chapters, treats of the history of Mexico to the end of the conquest. At end: "Acabose la presente obra el año de mil quinientos ochenta y uno." The second part (t. 2, p. 72-246) in 23 chapters, treats of the Mexican divinities, rites, festivals and temples. The third part (t. 2, p. [247-305] comprising 3 chapters subdivided into 19, treats of the Mexican calendar. The prefatory note, or title, to this treatise has at end: "Acabose el año de 1579." At end (t. 2, p. 305): La precedente copia está con el original que existe en la Biblioteca nacional de Madrid, la que se sacó por encargo del Sr. D. José F. Ramirez ... y se acabó en 1. de abril de 1854. "Apéndice. Explicación del códice geroglífico de Mr. Aubin, por Alfredo Chavero": 172 p. at end of v. 2. The illustrations comprising the atlas, with the exception of the last 16 plates belonging to the appendix, are found in the ms. (in colors) at the beginning of the chapters, and in the text of the second treatise. A ms. copy of the original is in the Library of Congress. Includes indexes.
Call #:  
970.4 D93V.1-2
Extent:
2 v. : facsims. ; 31 cm.