The Missions of New Mexico, 1776: A Description by Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominguez with Other Contemporary Documents

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Author: Francisco Atanasio Dominguez (?-1792) translated and annotated by Eleanor Burnham Adams and Angelico Chavez signed by both translators

Year: 1956

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Place: Albuquerque


xxii+387 pages with frontispiece, drawings, maps, illustrations, facsimiles, glossary and index. Quarto (11" x 8") bound in original publisher's beige cloth with red lettering to spine and pictorial to cover in original jacket. Translated nd annotated by Eleanor Adams and Fray Angelico Chavez. Drawings by Horace T Pierce. Signed by Eleanor Adams and Angelico Chavez. First edition.

Although Father Domínguez obeyed his instructions as canonical visitor with scrupulous care, and also undertook an arduous journey of exploration in which the secular authorities had great interest, he received little credit for his efforts for nearly two hundred years. Then, in 1956, his "book in folio of what the missions contain, their directions, distances, etc." saw the light in English translation. It proved useful to so many laborers in various disciplines. 


Signed on half title page. Jacket chipped at spine ends and edges, some closed tears else very good in like jacket.

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