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
- London : Printed for James Rivington and James Fletcher ..., 1759.
- Physical Description:
- 2 volumes : illustrations, map ; 21 cm (8vo)
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- Copyright Status:
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- 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.
Cowan, R.E. Bibliography of the history of California, 1510-1930 p. 658
Newberry Library. Catalogue of the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana, 4471
Howes USiana, V69
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 98845
Stevens (Nuggets), 2737
Parke-Bernet Galleries. Celebrated collection of Americana formed by the late Thomas Winthrop Streeter, 4:2435
Wagner (SS), 132a
Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus, v. 5, col. 727
English short title catalogue, 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.
British Library general catalogue of printed books to 1975 , 338-93
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.
- Engravings -- 1759.
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