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Creator:
Venegas, Miguel, 1680-1764, author.
Title(s):

A natural and civil history of California : containing an accurate description of that country, its soil, mountains, harbours, lakes, rivers, and seas : its animals, vegetables, minerals, and famous fishery for pearls : the customs of the inhabitants, their religion, government and manner of living, before their conversion to the Christian religion by the missionary Jesuits : together with accounts of the several voyages and attempts made for settling California and taking actual surveys of that country, its gulf, and coast of the south sea : illustrated with copper plates, and an accurate map of the country and the adjacent seas / translated from the original Spanish of Miguel Venegas, a Mexican Jesuit, published at Madrid 1758.

Additional Title(s):

Noticia de la California. English

Published/Created:
London : Printed for James Rivington and James Fletcher ..., 1759.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations, map ; 21 cm (8vo)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
F864 .V46 1736
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Map title: An accurate map of California, drawn by the Society of Jesuits & dedicated to the King of Spain.
Translation of: Noticia de la California.
"Largely written by Father Andrés Marcos Burriel."--Wheat, Mapping the Transmissippi West, p. 85.
BLC, 338-93
Barrett, 2536
Cowan (1933), p. 658
Graff, 4471
Field, 1600
Howes USiana, V69
Jones, 499
Rich, I:131
Sabin, 98845
Stevens (Nuggets), 2737
Streeter, 4:2435
Wagner (SS), 132a
Backer-Sommervogel, v. 5, col. 727
Palau, 358390
Wheat, I:85
ESTC, T138256
Appendix I: A short description of the outward coast of California, by Gomara: v. 2, p. 225-227.
Appendix II: Narrative of the voyage of captain Sebastian Vizcaino in the year 1602, for surveying the outward, or western coast of California on the South-sea [extract from Lib. V of the Monarchia Indiana, by Father Juan de Torquemada]: v. 2, p. 227-308.
Appendix III: Account of the voyage Father Fernando Consag, missionary of California, performed for surveying the eastern coast of California ... in the year 1746: v. 2, p. 308-353.
Appendix IV: A description of California, by Captain Woods Rogers, an Englishman, and of his voyage to the South-sea in the year 1710: v. 2, p. 353-361.
Appendix V: Extract of some passages in the voyage of Commodore Anson; with a vindication of the Jesuits: v. 2, p. 361-387.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary calf. Auograph: G. May.
Subject Terms:
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- History.
California -- History -- To 1846.
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Baja California.
Indians of Mexico -- Missions -- Mexico -- Baja California.
Indians of North America -- California.
Indians of North America -- Missions -- California.
Jesuits -- California.
Jesuits -- Mexico -- Baja California.
May, G. -- Autograph.
Missions -- California.
Missions -- Mexico -- Baja California.
Pacific Coast (U.S.) -- Description and travel.
Vizcaíno, Sebastián, 1550?-1615.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1759.
Contributors:
Vizcaíno, Sebastián, 1550?-1628?
Konsag, Ferdinand, 1703-1759.
Burriel, Andrés Marcos, 1719-1762.
Rivington and Fletcher (London, England), publisher.
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