Madrid: Impr. de la Viuda de Calero:, 1851-52. xxxvii, 671 pp; (4), 784 pp. Sm. 4to. Original printed paper wrappers. First edition. An unopened (uncut) and untrimmed set, some minor foxing on the untrimmed edges and the front matter; in original yellow and pink printed wrappers, which are a bit rubbed, a few tears at the spine ends, and foxing to the covers, small defunct government agency stamp on verso of the free front endpaper. Scarce, especially in this unused condition. Palau 89486; Sabin 52097. Palau Claveras: Ensayo de bibliografía marítima española 567. Item #44447
Bibliographical and biographical notes of Spanish explorers, naval leaders, authors, soldiers, etc. Much data related to Latin America. "A valuable and important bibliography, giving all Spanish works dealing with the sea, and with the voyages and sea commerce of Spain, arranged under their various authors, and containing important biographical details concerning their authors. A work of especial importance with regard to America, the Philippines, and the East," (Maggs 1928). Martin Fernandez de Navarrete (1765-1844) was a Spanish historian who spent his early career in the navy and the remainder of his life in scholarly pursuits, mainly in literature and maritime history.