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Conquista espiritual hecha por los religiosos de la Compañía de Jesús, en las Provincias del Paraguay, Paraná, Uruguay y Tape
Imprenta del Reyno, Madrid 1639 - "Ruiz de Montoya. Notable First Edition of his Conquista Espiritual, of Outmost Importance for the Information About the Jesuit Missions in Paraguay, Uruguay and the Bandeirantes of Brazil". 4to., fine elegant mid 20th century full calf binding; gilt decoration on both covers; preserved in a box. EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION. Important work on the customs, religion and life of the Indians of those regions by a native of Lima, a celebrated missionary in the region of Paraguay. Contains much valuable information on the Indians, their religious rites, etc. It is full of bitter and most vehement complaints os the inhuman conduct of the Spaniards with regard to the Indians. "It is well known the "Conquista spiritual" is a work of prime importance on the subject of the infiltration of the bandeiras' of Sao Paulo into Paraguay. Montoya was an eyewitness of the penetration of the bandeirantes' from the beginning until the disaster of Guairá. He describes the Paulistas' military strategies, the manner used to bring Indian prisoners to Sao Paulo, and was the first historian to describe the attire of the bandeirantes'. His activities against them are only too well known" (BdM). *European Americana 639/100; Medina, BHA 1001; Palau 282092; Sabin 74029; Borba de Moraes 587; Rodrigues 1693. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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