Noticias Sacadas de un Mss. Intitulado Relaciones de todas las cosas que en el Nuevo Mexico se han visto y sabido asi por mar como por tierra desde el ano 1538 hasta el de 1626
Publisher: Biblioteca Aportacion Historica
Place: Mexico City
72 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6 1/2") issued in wrappers. The rest of the title reads Fr. Geronimo de Zarate S Predicador de la Orden de los Menores de la Provincia del Santo Evangelio;dirigidas a Ntro Rmo. Pe Fre Francisco de Apodaca, Comisario General de todas las de esta Neueva Espana. Extractadas por Jose F Ramirez. Edited by Luis Vargas Rea. From the library of George M Foster. Biblioteca Aportaciï¿½n Histï¿½rica second series. Limited to 100 copies of which this is number 51.
Among the documents which the royal decree of February 21, 1790, ordered to be copied and sent to Spain was the well-known work entitled Las relaciones del Nuevo Mexico by Geronimo de Zarate Salmeron, A Franciscan. This important source composed in 1626 by one who had accompanied Juan de Onate to New Mexico, was copied into the second volume of the Memorias de Nueva Espana. One of these copies of Zarate's account is preserved in the second volume of the section "Historia" of the Archivo General de la Nacion in Mexico city. It was firs printed in the third series of the Documentos para la Historia de Mexico (Mexico City, 1856).
Jose Fernando Ramirez was a distinguished Mexican historian in the 19th century. Ramirez was born in Parral, Chihuahua but grew up in Durango, where he became a prominent liberal politician. After graduating with a degree in law from San Luis Gonzaga he was elected several times to the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. He chaired the Ministry of Foreign affairs under three different administrations and became a minister in the Supreme Court of Justice. Ramirez specialized in Pre-Columbian and 16th century Mexican history and excelled as a biographer. He headed the Imperial Academy of Sciences and Literature during the Second Mexican Empire, directed the National Museum (1852) and built an impressive collection of historical documents. Among his works are Fray Toribio de Motolina and several Amerindian codex translations such as The Quinantzin and The Aubin.
George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.
Foster's stamp to front wrapper. Edge wear with tears and chips, pages age toned else a very good copy.
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