JUAN MARIA DE SALVATIERRA OF THE COMPANY OF JESUS, Missionary of the Province of New Spain, and Apostolic Conqueror of the Californias.

Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition. Item #019286

350 pages of text including an index. Maroon hardcover cloth binding with minimal shelfwear. Top edge gilt; other page edges untrimmed. Illustrated with a frontisportrait and seven illustrations including a double-page map. Translated into English, edited and annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur. Volume V of Spain In The West, A Series of Original Documents From Foreign Archives. Limited to 755 copies printed. Howes V68. Clark/Brunet 261: extremely valuable regarding the founding of the first missions in California, now south of the United States-Mexican border. Salvatierra founded the mission at Loreto, giving Spain a firm footing on the California peninsula, and leading to further missions to the north. Includes information on the Pious Fund of the Californias. First edition.

Price: $150.00