El Paraiso en el Nuevo Mundo

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Author: Pinelo, Antonio de Leon (1589-1660)

Year: 1943

Publisher: Comite del IV Centenario del Descubrimiento del Amazonas

Place: Lima


xlv+396 pages with tables, 3 plates and 1 map and index. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 1/4") bound in half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. Prologue by Raul Porras Barrenechea. Second edition.

Antonio de Leon Pinelo (1589-1660) was a Spanish-colonial historian.Pinelo was born in Cordova de Tucuman, and educated in the College of the Jesuits of Lima. He travelled to Spain in 1612 and became attorney of the council of the Indies. Then, he became judge of the tribunal of La Contratacion in Seville, succeeding Gil Gonzalez Davila in 1658 in the post of historian of the Indies. He died in Seville. Around 1615 he began collecting all the decrees and ordinances that had been issued either by the home government or by the viceroys of the American possessions. He published his works in 1623 Discurso de la importancia, de la forma, y de la disposicion de la colleccion de las leyes de Indias (Seville, 1623). After obtaining the king's approval to search the archives of Madrid and Simancas, he published an abridged first part, Sumario de la recopilacion general (Seville, 1634). He completed the work in 1645, but its publication was deferred until 1680, when Vicente Gonzaga published it under the title Recopilacion general de las leyes de las Indias (4 volumes, Madrid, 1680), Epitome de la Biblioteca oriental y occidental, nautica y geografica (Madrid, 1629), Tratado de confirmaciones reales, que se requieren para las Indias Occidentales (1630), Cuestion moral si el chocolate quebronta el ayuno ecclesiastica (1636). Tablas Cronologicas (1645). Aparato politico de las Indias Occidentales (1653), Vida de Santo Toribio arzobispo de Lima (1653), El Paraiso en el Nuevo Mundo (1656).


Page 381 to end in facsimile, worming to gutter from page 130 to 144 not affecting text, volume one only of two, else about very good.

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