Item #3196 Noticias de la Peninsula Americana de California. Juan Jacobo Baegert, Pedro R. Hendrichs.

Noticias de la Peninsula Americana de California

La Paz: Gobierno del Estado de Baja California Sur, 1989.

Softcover. Near Fine. Facsimile reprint of the first Spanish edition of this work, which was first published in German in 1772. Additional notes by W. Michael Mathes and Raul Antonio Cota. xxxvii, 262 pp, with map, illustrations, index, in original wrappers. Slight shelf wear; else fine. Text in Spanish. Serie Cronistas 3. Cowan (p 27, referring to the German edition): "Baegert, a Jesuit missionary, resided for 18 years in California. perhaps no man ever wrote an impersonal book with more bitterness of heart. According to his accounts the country was absolutely unfitted for habitation; it was inhabited by wild and ferocious beasts; peopled by inhospitable and cruel savages; water was unfit for use; wood was scarce; and the soil would not sustain life."

Item #3196

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