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Description

Rare book on Puerto Rico, with two extra maps bound in, which are not called for by Sabin or any other bibliographical reference.

"The best work on Puerto Rico"--Winsor VIII:289. Medina BHA 5282; Palau 514; Sabin 66594 

Condition Description
2 folding handcolored maps. [8], 402 pages. 4to, contemporary calf, minor wear; intermittent dampstaining, author's name is inked in manuscript on the title page; edges tinted yellow; ownership tag of Joaquín García Icazbalceta on front pastedown. Madrid, 1788.
Tomás López Biography

Tomas Lopez (1730-1802) was one of Spain’s most prominent cartographers in the eighteenth century. Along with a small cadre of Spanish geographers, Tomas sought training in Paris and studied under Juan Bautista Bourguignon d’Anville. When he returned to Spain he was named geografo de los dominios de Su Magestad and placed in charge of the geographic collections of Charles III. Some of his most famous maps are those of regions of the Iberian Peninsula. At the end of his life, he embarked on a project of a grand atlas of Spain. The project was finished by his children.