The History of America. William Robertson.

The History of America

London: W. Strahan; T. Cadell, in the Strand; and J. Balfour, at Edinburgh, 1777. First Edition. Two vols., 4tos, xvii [1] [5] [1], 488; [iv], 535 + Index; full contemporary calf with leather spine labels in red and black. Bookplates; occasional marginal notes and a ruled page pasted in at the rear of Vol. 1 with additional notes; scattered foxing; covers rubbed and spines drying. Item #205905

This copy bound without the four maps that generally are present, but with the folding chart of Aztec symbols in Volume 2. Robertson's history focused on the European discovery of the American continents and the conquest of Peru. His depiction of Cortez was significant to Keats, who of course himself depicted the Spanish conquistador in his sonnet on Chapman's Homer.

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