Noticias de los poblados de que se componen el Nuevo Reino de León y las provincia de Coahuila, Nueva Extremadura, y Texas (1739)

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Author: Ladrón de Guevara, Antonio

Year: 1969

Publisher: Instituto Teconologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Place: Monterrey

Description:

134 pages with appendix, facsimiles, maps (one folding) and tables (one folding). Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 7") in original wrappers. Edited by Andres Montemayor Hernandez. Volume IV of the Noticias Geograficas e Historicas del Noreste de Mexico. First edition.

Antonio Ladrón de Guevara, a resident of Nuevo León, undertook an expedition through Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Texas in the early eighteenth century and wrote his account of the ranches, settlements, missions, and Spanish frontier policy in 1739. The guidebook served in planning defenses on the northern frontier and in changing local administration. Ladrón de Guevara also helped the expedition of José de Escandón for the pacification and settlement of Nuevo Santander, which, together with Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Texas, formed the Provincias Internas de Oriente. Among the Texas sites he described were the presidios of San Juan Bautista and San Antonio de "Vejar." His analysis of the role of Texas in the frontier defensive cordon is of great interest.

Condition:

Corners bumped some light edge wear an unread copy with the page folds to be separated else a better than very good copy.

SOLD 2015

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