RESUMEN DEL ARTE, O CARTILLA DEL NUEVO BENEFICIO DE LA PLATA EN TODO GENERO DE METALES FRIOS, Y CALIENTES...
by Torre Barrio y Lima, Lorenzo Felipe de la
Madrid: Juan de Zuniga, 1743. ,42pp. Small quarto. Gathered signatures, stitched. Some minor foxing and browning, but a very good, large copy. The first Madrid edition of this important treatise on the mines of Peru, first issued in Lima in 1738, printed at the order of the Viceroy. Includes much material about the methods of extracting and refining the ores. A choice piece of New World technological development. SABIN 96225. JCB (3)I:251. MEDINA (BHA) 3341. PALAU 335544. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 743/215. (Inventory #: WRCAM5594)
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