1935 DOMINICAN MISSIONS LOWER CALIFORNIA PHOTOS MAPS


1935 DOMINICAN MISSIONS LOWER CALIFORNIA PHOTOS MAPS

MEIGS, 3rd, Peveril

"THE DOMINICAN MISSION FRONTIER OF LOWER CALIFORNIA "

Berkeley , California . University of California Press. 1935. First Edition. Octavo. 231 pp. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt title on top panel and spine. With a 26 page section of B&W photographs, numerous full pages maps, and one fold-out map. Internally and externally clean, with owner's inscription on front free end paper and light fading to cover. In Near Fine condition.

The Spanish Missions in Baja California comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholic Dominicans, Jesuits, and Franciscans between 1683 and 1834 to spread the Christian doctrine among the local natives. The missions gave Spain a valuable toehold in the frontier land, and introduced European livestock, fruits, vegetables, and industry into the region. Eventually, a network of settlements was established win each of the installations was no more than a long day's ride by horse or boat (or three days on foot) from another.

As early as the voyages of Christopher Columbus, the Kingdom of Spain sought to establish missions to convert Pagans to Catholicism in Nueva Espana ( New Spain . New Spain consisted of the Caribbean, Mexico , and portions of what is now the
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