Segunda Parte de la Historia General del Mundo, de XV anos del tiempo del Senor Rey don Felipe II el Prudente, desde el ano del MDLXXI hasta el de MDLXXXV
Publisher: Iuan Godinez de Millis
[xlii]+[blank]+630 pages. Quarto (11" x 7 3/4") bound in original vellum. Second edition after the first published in Madrid in 1601.
Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas published Historia general del Mundo, written in the time of Philip II and divided into three parts, each of which is divided into books, and each book into chapters. The first part covers the years from 1559 to 1574 (although it begins with the marriage of Philip II, before his accession, to Mary I of England in 1554) and was published in Madrid in 1601 and in Valladolid in 1606, after which an improved second edition appeared. The second part covers the period from 1575 to 1585 and was published at the same time as the first, also appearing in a later second edition. Finally, the third part was published in Madrid in 1612, and covers the period from 1585 to 1598, ending with the death of the king. In it the author relates the "tumult, rebellions, acts of sedition and treason, uprisings, wars between peoples, captures of cities and castles, sackings, fires, truces, accords, broken treaties, massacres, deaths of princes, and other events from 1554 to 1598." He does not limit himself to the history of Spain, but makes reference to Africa, Asia, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Pacific Ocean, and the Americas.
Vellum split at hinges, ties missing, internally very good.
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