1. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards;- by Don Antonio de SOLIS ;- Translated by Thomas Townsend;- 1724, Price : $2,500 Buy Now
The History of the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards;- by Don Antonio de SOLIS ;- Translated by Thomas Townsend;- 1724, Published in London: by T. Woodward 1724. 1st. Edition in English. Mexico--History--Conquest, of 1519-1540;- A Folio. Translation of: Historia de le conquista de Mexico; 1st. Spanish Edition, of Madrid, which was published in 1684 and Translated into English by Thomas Townsend 1724;- In five books; books I-II, III-IV, respectively, paged continuously; one plate printed on double leaf. Title Page, followed by Dedication Page, then The Preface, then List of Subscribers;- followed by Five Books in one volume. Original brown leather binding with faded gilt lettering and decorations along the spine, both cover hinges are weak but holding, an Errata Page to the last page.
1. A large Fold-out Map of the Gulf of Mexico, showing Mexico or New Spain;-
2. A full page engraving Map of The Lake of Mexico and Part Adjacent;-
3. A very Large Fold-out Map of the City of Mexico, with a Panoramic View from the Mountains, covering its immediate Environments;-
4. A Small Fold-out Map of the City of Mexico;-
5. A Small Fold-out Map of the Great Temple of Mexico;-
6. A very Large Fold-out, an engraving of Spanish Soldiers and Native Americans meeting The Emperor, Cuauhtemoc and Hernán Cortés;-
7. A Small Fold-out Map of The Engagem between the Spanish Brigantines and the Canoes of the Mexicans.
8. A Small Fold-out Map of Guatimozin taken in his Retreat by Holguin.
The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire which begun in in mid-February in 1519, was one of the most significant events in the Spanish colonisation of the Americas. Christopher Columbus establishment of permanent European settlements in the Caribbean, the Spanish authorised expeditions for the discovery, conquest, and colonisation of new territory, using existing Spanish settlements as a base. Many of those on the Cortés expedition of 1519 had never seen combat before. In fact, Cortés had never commanded men in battle before. However, there was a whole generation of Spaniards who participated in expeditions in the Caribbean and Tierra Firme (Central America), learning strategy and tactics of successful enterprises. The Spanish conquest of Mexico had antecedents with established practices. The Spanish campaign began in February 1519, and was declared victorious on August 13, 1521, when a coalition army of Spanish forces and native Tlaxcalan warriors led by Hernán Cortés and Xicotencatl the Younger captured the Emperor Cuauhtemoc and his City of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire at the time.
2. FOREIGN OFFICE PAPERS RELATING TO PARGA: Viz MEMORIAL PRESENTED BY A NATIVE OF PARGA TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES 1820 Price $200 Buy Now
Published in London: By Order of The House of Commons;- to be Printed 1820.. 80pp. Folio. Original Blue paper wrappers, with black lettering both to front & back covers;- In fine condition, spine repapered with a lighter blue paper;-
British Parliamentary Paper. Parga had its Independence under the protection of Venice till 1797. It subsequently fell to French, Russian & British conquerors. This report documents Parga History & its handing over by the British to the Turks in 1817. The majority of its inhabitants left in May 1829 to settle in the Ionian islands. A Highly Collectable copy of a Scarce/Rare Pamphlet.