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AUCTION 20

103. ORTEGA, José de & Juan Antonio Balthasar. Historia del Nayarit, Sonora, Sinaloa y ambas Californias. Que con el título de "Apostólicos afanes de la Compañia de Jesus, en la America Septentrional" se publicó anónima en Barcelona el año de 1754, siendo su autor el padre José Ortega. Nueva edición aumentada con un prólogo escrito por el Sr. Lic. Manuel de Olaguíbel. Mexico: Tipografía de E. Abadiano, 1887. x, 564, [vi (index)] pp. 8vo, contemporary tan Mexican sheep over black and beige mottled boards. Extremities chipped, corners bumped, binding generally worn and sheep dry, occasional mild staining and some underlining. Laid in is a broadside announcing the beginning of the publication of this edition: 34 x 23 cms., black type on a light yellow paper, folded in quarters (creases visible but no tears, chips or other damage). The book was to be issued in fascicules.

     Second edition, with scholarly introduction and index (first edition anonymously issued at Barcelona in 1754 under title Apostólicos afanes...). Barrett 1919. Beristain IV:57. Cowan I, pp. 6-7. Cowan II, p. 17. Hill II, p. 1267. Howell, California 50:1771. Howes O127. Mathes, California Colonial Bibliography 48n: “The authors chronicle the missions of Sinaloa, Nayarit, and Sonora. The work contains relations of Kino’s explorations to the Colorado River, and publishes, for the first time, the diary of the expedition of Consag to the Colorado River in 1751.” Palau 204881: “Obra importante.” Wagner, Spanish Southwest 128n. ($350-550)

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