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Lot nr:12
Book nr:12755
Author:CLAVIGERO, Francesco Saverio SJ (1731-1787)
Title:Storia della California. Opera postuma
Town:Venezia
Publisher:Modesto Fenzo
Year:1789
Description:2 parts in 1 vol. in-8, 276 + [1 + 1 bl.], 212 + [1 + 1 bl.] pp. Illustrated with a folding map of California. Tear in corner of pp. 21/22 without loss of text, some foxing, one little tear in margin of first title-page neatly restored. Half vellum with corners, flat spine
Note:First edition of this posthumous work of the first important Mexican historian, Francisco Javier Clavigero. Graff 747: "One of the source books for the history of the missions in Lower California." Clavigero was a native of Vera Cruz and served as a missionary among the Mexican Indians before going to Italy in 1767 after the Jesuits had been expelled from Mexico. In Bologna he founded a literary academy and pursued diligently his documentary studies in Mexican aboriginal history. A good deal of this book relates to the settlement of Baja California, with important information also about California missions (including the founding of the mission in San Francisco). Complete with the errata leaves. Stamps of Hans Koch. Sabin n13524
Price:€1850
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