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Pacific exploration] Garcia, Francisco
Relacion de la Vida de el Devotissimo hijo de Maria Santissima, y dichoso Martir Padre Luis de Medina, de la Compania de Iesus, que murio por Christo en las Islas Marianas (llamadas antes de los Ladrones) con otro Companero seglar, llamado Hipolito de la Cruz
1673. A very early source on the Marianas colonization, narrated through the life of one of it’s earliest missionaries. 1673. Madrid. con licencia de el Ordinario. 4to, (197 x 142 mm). 1 [blank], 1 ff., 146 pp. Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink, text block starting to become loose; however an appealing example in unrestored condition. A fine copy overall, two pages slightly dirty, but else fresh and clean. 12,000 $ First edition of this important biography of Jesuit Father Luis de Medina, one of the earliest missionaries and the first martyr of the Marianas Islands, the Spanish mission intended to serve as a stepping stone to exploration and settlement in the Pacific. Extremely rare; Medina (1637 – 1670) was the first –alongside San Vitores- missionary to travel and settle in the Islands, responsible for Spanish presence, and was the first martyr of the Marianas, just before San Vitores himself (d. Guam, 1672). The work is a first-hand notice on the Spanish attempt to colonize the Pacific, as a stepping-stone to Australia –as San Vitores clearly states in his Memorial to the King of Spain, following closely Quiros´ view-, narrated through the life, missionary activity, and martyrdom of Father Medina. Chapters include: III. Como se partio a las Indias y lo que hizo en el viage; IIII. Como entro el Padre Luis de Medina en las Islas Marianas, viages, y fruto que hizo en ellas; V. Trabaios que padecio en estas Islas el Padre Luis de Medina, y la providencia con que Dios le libro de muchos peligros; VI. Muerte por Christo de el Padre Luis de Medina, con su Companero Hip … [Click Below for Full Description]
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