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Laws for mining in Peru and Mexico

[GALVEZ, Josef de, and edited by Manuel CARVALLO].
Reales ordenanzas para la direccion, rejimen y gobierno del importante cuerpo de la mineria de Nueva-España, y de su Real Tribunal Jeneral.
Santiago (Chile), Imprenta de la Opinion, R. Rengifo, 1833. Folio. Contemporary blue wrappers.
€ 950
First Chilean edition of a rare and valuable compendium of mining laws and mineral customs in New Spain, (Mexico and Peru), originally published in Madrid in 1783 and later in Lima in 1786, prepared by Josef de Galvez, inspector general for the King of Spanish, charged with reforming and inspecting the administration of New Spain. The present edition, intended for the miners themselves, includes rules for the training of workers and officials, newly discovered mines and the introduction of new mining technologies. The new and improved technologies led to a boom in silver and other mining in Mexico and Peru.
Fine copy, with only some minor foxing, and umtrimmed. Spine slightly rubbed. A valuable compendium of mining laws in Mexico and Peru.
Goldsmith's Library 27908, (cf. 12399: 1783 Madrid ed.); Palau 251938; Sabin 56260.
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