Historia de la antigua o Baja California

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Author: Clavijero, Francisco Javier (1731-1787) and Francisco Palou

Year: 1852

Publisher: De Juan R Navarro

Place: Mexico City


[vi]+123+[3] pages. Quarto (10 1/2" x 7") Bound in half leather with marbled paper boards. Clavijero's History of Baja California, which was first published in Italian, then in English, then a Madrid edition and then the Mexican edition. [Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 13, page 293]First Mexican edition.

Clavijero, a Mexican native, was exiled with the other Jesuits in the 1760s, and lived in Italy thereafter. His history of Mexico is considered one of the best of the early histories of the subject. His history of Baja California is the first such, and contains passages relating to the foundation of the mission at San Francisco, as well as material on Kino and Salvatierra. Translated from the Italian manuscripts by Nicoles Garcia de San Vincente.


Damp stains to end papers and heal edge of title page, spine ends and corners professionally repaired Over all a very good copy of a scarce item.

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