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Garcilaso el Inca at Penn

Roger Chartier, Annenberg Visiting Professor in History, with John Pollack, Curator of Research Services, Kislak Center


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March 17, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual (link will be sent to registrants)
Open to the Public

Hosted by: Kislak Center

Garcilaso de la Vega, El Inca, family coat of arms, printed 1609

In this presentation, Roger Chartier and John Pollack will discuss the recent acquisition of a copy of the folio first edition of Garcilaso de la Vega's Commentarios los Yncas (1st part), printed in Lisbon by Pedro Crasbeeck in 1609, in a contemporary binding. This chronicle is a crucial source for the history of the Incas, and its author, Garcilaso, was the son of an Inca noblewoman and a Spanish conquistador. What were the circumstances of its publication? They will also examine the 1688 English translation and the much later second edition of 1723, both of which were already held by the Kislak Center.

Event Series

Elzevier Collection duodecimos.

From the Kislak Stacks

Join us for these monthly lunchtime presentations (noon – 1 pm) by Kislak curators, faculty, and students focusing on specific works or small archives/collections found among the holdings of the Kislak Center.

Featured image: Garcilaso de la Vega coat of arms, engraving, in Primera parte de los commentarios reales (Lisbon: Pedro Crasbeeck, 1609), Kislak Center