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Uribe, Joseph
Elogio fúnebre del Exmo. Señor Baylio Fr. Don Antonio María Bucareli y Ursua. Virrey, Governador y Capitán General del Reyno de Nueva España
(Zúñiga y Ontiveros), México, 1779. A Rare Mexican Imprint .In Memory of Antonio Bucareli y Ursua, Viceroy and Captain General of New Spain. Only One Copy in US Libraries. 8vo; (195 x 140 mm.) (2), 42 pp. First edition, very rare. Funeral honors in memory of Antonio Bucareli and Ursúa (1717/1779), one of the most important characters in Mexico and throughout America in the second half of the 18th century. He was appointed Viceroy and Captain General of New Spain in 1771, a position he held until his death. During his tenure he made numerous civil and administrative improvements, both in the capital and in the rest of the territory of the viceroyalty. He promoted the scientific commissions that were studying the wealth of the country, intensified the construction of the drainage channel of the Valley of Mexico until it was completed in its colonial stage, inaugurated the Hospital de Pobres and improved that of the Mentally Ill of Mexico, finished the forts from San Juan de Ulúa and Perote, the construction of the Fort of San Diego began and also under its government the port of San Francisco was founded. Palau 345599. WorldCat (US Libraries): 1 copy (UCSD). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members) [Miami, FL, U.S.A.]
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