Clavigero, Abbé D. Francesco Saverio.


Collected from Spanish and Mexican Historians, From Manuscripts and Ancient Paintings of the Indians ... To Which are Added, Critical Dissertations on the Land, The Animals, and Inhabitants of Mexico. Translated from the Original Italian by Charles Cullen. ... J. Johnson ... 1807.
2nd Ed. 2 vols. 4to. xxxii + [iv] + 476pp. + [iv] + 463pp. Folding frontis. map, 25 plates, genealogy chart. Ex.-libris W. Hilton Kelliher, some very light browning, rebound in modern half calf with marbled boards, dec. gilt motifs with gilt lettered title labels to spines. Sabin 13519. ‘Clavigero was a native of Vera Cruz (born 1731, died at Bologna, 1787), a Jesuit and a thorough antiquarian, who spent thirty years of active research into the archæology and antiquities of Mexico. His book, originally published in Italian, is a mine of previous historical documents, and contains valuable lists of others in the Mendoza, the Vatican, and the Boturini collections. All the other books that have been elaborated since on the same subject, instead of superseding Calvigero’s, have tended rather to magnify its importance.’ Stevens.
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