El Conde de Chinchón. Virrey del Perú
Publisher: Universidad de Sevilla
334 pages with facsimile reproductions (one folding). Octavo (8 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine with blind stamped decoration to cover. Publications of the School of Study of Hispano-Americanos of the University of Sevilla, Number XVIII, Monograph Series number 5. First edition limited to 1000 copies.
Luis Jerónimo Fernández de Cabrera Bobadilla Cerda y Mendoza, 4th Count of Chinchón (1589 in Madrid – October 28, 1647 in Madrid) was a Spanish nobleman and captain general and Viceroy of Peru, from January 14, 1629 to December 18, 1639. His wife, Ana de Osorio (1599–1625), is credited as being one of the first Europeans to be treated with quinine, and as the person who introduced that medicine into Europe. He became viceroy of Peru in 1629. During his government, he suppressed an insurrection of the Uru and Araucano Indians. He also sent out the third expedition to explore the Amazon River, under Cristóbal de Acuña. (It was part of the return leg of the expedition of Pedro Teixeira.) He expanded the colonial navy and fortified the port of Callao. Among his other official acts were the prohibition of direct trade between Peru and New Spain and the persecution of Portuguese Jews, the principal traders in Lima. He also founded two chairs of medicine in the University of San Marcos.
Corners bumped, light extremity wear, back inner hinge beginning else a very good copy lacking jacket.
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