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[Maldonado, José]
Relacion del primer descubrimiento del rio de las Amazonas, por otro nombre, del Marañon, hecho por la relígion de nuestro Padre San Francisco, por medio de los religiosos de la provincia de S. Francisco de Quito. Para informe de la Catolica Magestad del Rey Nuestro Señoe, y su Real Consejo de las Indias
[S.l. (Madrid)]: [S.n.], 1642. First edition. Papered spine. With a short correction of text in ink by a contemporary neat hand on f. 15r. In fine condition.. First edition. Papered spine. 15 numbered leaves. Extremely scarce report on the first 'entradas' into the Amazon area, and the expedition of Pedro Teixeira, the first European to travel up the entire length of the river, and his return journey, accompanied by Cristóbal de Acuña. A highly important, contemporary document of the rivalry between the Franciscans and the Jesuits for the Amazon Valley. Borba de Moraes in Bibliographia Brasiliana states that the present work is "the only contemporary printed document to narrate the famous journey made by the Franciscans, Diego de Brieva and André de Toledo, who sailed down the Amazon River in October 1636, and arrived in Pará [Belém] in February 1637". He describes the document as of the greatest rarity, full of valuable information and great importance. Regarding the bibliographical information Moraes claims that the book was printed in Madrid to explain the Court the actions of the Franciscan Order and as such it lacks the imprint like all documents of this kind and points out that it was published after Cristóbal de Acuña's 1641 report on Pedro Teixeira second expedition, because it is mentioned in its introduction. Relacion del primer descubrimiento de Rio de las Amazonas covers the first Franciscan endeavors to explore the Amazon between 1632 and 1639 and gives a detailed account of the 'entradas' of the Franciscan friars and lay brothers who were very … [Click Below for Full Description]
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