LORETO CAPITAL DE LAS CALIFORNIAS: LAS CARTAS FUNDACIONALES DE JUAN MARÍA DE SALVATIERRA. Estudio, Reproducción Facisimilar, Transliteración y Notas de Miguel León-Portilla.
México: Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo/CONACULTA/Centro Cultural de Tijuana-Gobierno Federal, 1997. First edition 133p., maps, facsimile plates, black cloth boards, tall 4to, dj (light discolorations to back cover) Used; Like New Hardcover 970 1800 95 8 Handsome production with facsimiles of manuscript and printed sources, as well as maps. Features reproduced facsimile plates of letters by missionary, Father Juan María de Salvatierra, (1648-1717). "Declining a position in the cathedral, he received permission to devote himself to the conversion of the indigenous people of southwestern North America, and in June 1680, set out for the lands of the Tarahumara people in the mountains of Chihuahua. He lived among them for 10 years, founding several Catholic missions along the way". Printed on glossy coated stock (Item ID: 68841)