Lot 306 of 703:
Discoveries of the Missionary Priests in Arizona and California  

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Historia Del Nayarit, Sonora, Sinaloa Y Ambas Californias. Que Con El Titulo De "Apostolicos Afanes De Compania De Jesus, En La America Septentrional" Se Publico Anonima En Barcelona El Año De 1754

Ortega, Jose


Tipografia de E. Abadiano



1887. ix, 564, vi pp. Edited by Manuel de Olaguibel. (12mo) 18.6x13.2 cm (7¼x5¼”), original printed yellow cloth. Second Edition.

Reprinting the text of the rare original edition of 1754.  An important primary source work for the Spanish Southwest, by Jesuit missionary and native of Tlaxcala, Father Jose Ortega. 

The work consists of three parts:  Book I contains an account of the reduction and conquest of the province of Nayarit.  Book II concerns the establishment, progress and decline of the "spiritual conquest" of the province of Pimeria Alta, through the death of Father Kino.  Book III contains an account of the discoveries throughout the present state of Pimeria Alta, including Father Consag's diary of travels in present-day California in 1751.  Ortega describes the "barbaras costumbres, y vana Religion" of the native people in present day Southwest, the establishment of a few towns where many baptisms were performed, and includes a general description of the region.  "Includes much on the movements and discoveries of the missionary priests Kino and Consag in Arizona and California" - Howes.  A prime source on Father Kino's missionary work in what is now Arizona, including an account of Father Consag's journey into California in 1751.

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Covers soiled and worn; large gift inscription on front pastedown; very good.

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