Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 371

Price Realized: $ 11,700
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(MEXICO--1764.) Zevallos, Francisco. Carta . . . sobre la apostolica vida, y virtudes del P. Fernando Konsag, insigne missionero de la California. [6], 31, [1] pages. 4to, contemporary tree calf gilt, minor wear; endpapers renewed, minor foxing; early notes on final page, small inked "MM" stamps on verso of title and final pages. México: Colegio de San Ildefonso, 1764

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The life of a Hungarian-born Jesuit missionary to California. His 1746 journey to the mouth of the Colorado River established beyond doubt that California was not an island. "Contains an excellent account of the founding of the northern missions in Lower California"--Wagner, Spanish Southwest 145. Cowan 1933, page 701; Howes Z9 ("c"); Medina, México 4928; Palau 380378; Sabin 106329; Streeter sale IV:2436; only one copy known at auction since the 1968 Streeter sale.