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Jose de Galvez: Visitor-General of New Spain (1765-1771).
Author: Priestley, Herbert Ingram
Reference #: 1760
Status: For Sale
List Price: $80.00
Philadelphia: Porcupine Press, 1980. Octavo. Cloth. Fine. A reprint - octavo in blue cloth - of the 1916 First Edition from the University of California Press penned by the Assistant Curator of the famous Bancroft Library at that institution. Fine, though lacking the dj. Pp. 449, 8 illustrations including 2 maps on endpapers and frontis port. reproduced from Alaman 'Disertaciones sobre la Historia de la Republica Mexicana'; extensive bibliography, Index, and Instructions to Galvez from Don Manuel Patino, 1765 (English translation).
From the Preface: "Throughout, emphasis is laid on the personal side of the story, for the reason that the visitation as a feature of colonial administration was of so special a character as to make its results depend largely upon the personality of the man to whom it was intrusted." Short though his residency in North America was, the time frame included the explorations of both Bodega and Hezeta, and the response to the efforts of Captain Cook. A truly scholarly work.
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