OBRAS CALIFORNIANAS DEL PADRE MIGUEL VENEGAS, S.J. EDITION AND STUDIES BY W. MICHAEL MATHES; BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND INDEXES BY VIVIAN C. FISHER AND E. MOISES CORONADO. PROL. BY MIGUEL LEÓN-PORTILLA. Vols. I - V.
Place Published: La Paz, Baja California, Mex.
Publisher: Univ. Autónoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS)
Date Published: 1977-1983
Condition: (Slightly wear to binding, some uncut pages)
Pages: 5 vols. 240,(iv);564;436
Book Id: 2719
map., illus., ind., stiff wrps
Vol. I: Preliminary studies, bibliographies and analytical index:1, 166p.; NOTICIA DE LA CALIFORNIA Y DE SU CONQUISTA TEMPORAL Y ESPIRITUAL (Madrid: 1757 facsimile), 24, 240, 1p. Vol. II: NOTICIADE LA CALIFORNIA... Tomo II: 1, 8, 564, 1p. Vol. III: NOTICIA DE LACALIFORNIA... Tomo III: 2, 8, 436, 35, 6p. (includes 4 maps);"Apéndice VII" by Andrés Marcos Burriel, S.J. (Ms. Facsimile) 1, 35,1p. Vol. IV: EMPRESAS APOSTOLOCAS DE LOS PP. MISIONEROS DE LACOMPANIA DE JESUS, DE LA PROVINCIA DE NUEVA ESPANA OBRADAS EN LACONQUISTA DE CALIFORNIAS DEBIDA Y CONSAGRADAS AL PATROCINIO DE MARIASANTISIMA, CONQUISTADORA DE NUEVES GENTES EN SU SAGRADA IMAGEN DELORETO, by Miguel Venegas, S.J. (Facsimile of Ms. M-M 1701 of the Bancroft Library), 1, 709, 1p. Vol. V: EL APOSTOL MARIANOREPRESENTADO EN LA VIDA DEL V.P. JUAN MARIA DE SALVATIERRA... (Mexico:1754) 2, 12, 316, 7p. Supplement: HISTORICAL-BIOGRAPHICALINTRODUCTION by W. Michael Mathes (English language) 27p., 8vo. On white paper. Note: due to circumstances beyond the publishers' control, some of the facsimile pages in Vol. IV are improperly printed. Of the edition of 1,000 only 500 are available for sale. The value of this publication is illustrated by the importance of the source materials and the erudition of the participating contributors. The NOTICIA was the most extensive account of Lower California in this period, with the first two volumes devoted to that area. About the third volume, Cowan states: "Other than Cabrera, Burriel was the first writer whose sound sense allowed him to reject the apocryphal voyages as unworthy of credit, restricting northern geography, which comprises one of the volumes, to actual discoveries, and to correctly define in print the peninsula of California and the regions of the Colorado and Gila as far as known." Cowan considers the NOTICIA to be a cornerstone of a library collection in Californiana. Padre Andrés Marcos Burriel, editor of the NOTICIA, had revised the original text and updated it to 1750. EL APOSTOL MARIANO was written by Padre Venegas about the Conquistador Apostólico of the Californias. The EMPRESAS APOSTOLICOS is a most important document for studies of the Apostolic enterprises during the conquest of California. LIMITED EDITION OF 1000.