Adelantamiento de la California
Publisher: Biblioteca de Historiadres Mexicanos
Place: Mexico City
36 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6") issued in stiff boards. Edited by Luis Vargas Rea. First edition limited to 75 copies of which this is number 71.
This work is from a manuscript in the general archives of the Arizona National Sonora under the letters and relations of Euseio Francisco Kino. Kino's letters, reports and other writings are the best contemporary records beginning in the later 17th century of the history, ethnology and geography of the Spanish frontier located in today's Arizona and Sonora borderlands. Also Kino's descriptions of his 3 years in Baja California are one of the best accounts of a daily life of a missionary in the New World.Kino's work including establishing the Pious Fund of the Californias together with his trail blazing in Baja California, Sinoloa, Sonora, and Arizona led to the Spanish settlement of the state of California 60 years after his death by the Portola & Anza Expeditions. Kino's vision for the Californias and his supply of its restarted missions in Baja is important in understanding Kino's life and work. For more information about Kino initiating the Spanish settlement of Baja and Alta California.
Spine head chipped, spine sunned, pages age toned, corners bumped else a good to very good copy.
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