Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
"THE FOUNDATION OF A LIBRARY OF CALIFORNIANA"--COWAN (CALIFORNIA.) Venegas, Miguel. Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta eltiempo presente. 4 maps. [24], 240; [8], 564; [8], 436 pages. 3 volumes. 4to, modern vellum; tasteful repairs to maps and three other leaves, intermittent foxing; small inked "MM" stamp on verso of first title page. Madrid: Fernández, 1757

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first edition of the first history of california. Edited by the Jesuit Andrés Marcos Burriel from a 1739 manuscript, possibly to counter aspersions against the Jesuit administration of California made by Anson in 1748. He drew heavily upon manuscript sources. Cowan 1933, page 659; Howes V69 ("c"); Medina, BHA 3855; Palau 358387; Sabin 98848; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 132 ("written in a very lucid style . . . in a secular spirit, much different from the point of view usually taken by writers of other religious orders"); Zamorano Eighty 78.