A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain by Sr. Don Pedro Alonso O'Crouley 1774
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A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain by Sr. Don Pedro Alonso O'Crouley 1774
Pedro Alonso O'Crouley
John Howell-Books, 1972
L0053


1st English language edition. O'Crouley's description of New Spain in the eighteenth century is a valuable contribution to scholarship, mostly unknown until the late twentieth century when it was published. The original manuscript comprises 202 leaves bound in red leather in the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid. In 1975, it was published in a facsimile edition. The volume is richly illustrated. O'Crouley drew native plants and flowers (cacao, vanilla, avocado, sapote, mamey, passion flower, and prickly pear cactus) as well as animals not known in Europe. Inscribed by Ralph Yarborough to his son during his tenure as Indian Claims Commissioner of the United States. Translated and Edited by Seán Galvin

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