- Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Jose Porrua Turanzas, 1964.
- paper wrappers
- 536 pages, 1 sheet, with 9 folding cards in the appendix
Price: $200.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 135380
First edition limited to 200 numbered copies. A very scarce work. Black and white illustrations throughout, including facsimiles of letters and beautiful calligraphic manuscripts. Near fine.
Eusebio Francisco Kino (Eusebio Francesco Chini, 1645 - 1711) was a Tyrolean Jesuit who carried out research as a missionary, astronomer and cartographer in what is now northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States. On an expedition through California he discovered that the lower part of California was not an island, as previously assumed, but a peninsula. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.