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The Resource Imaginary kingdom : Texas as seen by the Rivera and Rubí military expeditions, 1727 and 1767, edited and with an introduction by Jack Jackson ; with annotations by William C. Foster

Imaginary kingdom : Texas as seen by the Rivera and Rubí military expeditions, 1727 and 1767, edited and with an introduction by Jack Jackson ; with annotations by William C. Foster

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Imaginary kingdom : Texas as seen by the Rivera and Rubí military expeditions, 1727 and 1767
Title
Imaginary kingdom
Title remainder
Texas as seen by the Rivera and Rubí military expeditions, 1727 and 1767
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Jack Jackson ; with annotations by William C. Foster
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The diaries of Pedro de Rivera and the Marques de Rubi, written in the eighteenth century during inspections of the far northern frontier of New Spain, are crucial documents for studying and understanding the Spanish presence on the frontier of what would one day be Texas. Rivera's diary, previously unavailable in English translation, and the heretofore-unknown Rubi diary are both presented here, carefully placed in historical context by Jack Jackson and William C. Foster. Because of Spain's tenuous hold on the distant frontier, Rubi and Rivera saw it as an imaginary possession - the king's domain in name only. To understand Texas and its adjacent provinces at this formative time, students and scholars of the Borderlands must examine the records left by these two military expeditions. These remarkable documents contain fascinating insights into the early Spanish road systems, the early towns and missions, the Indians, and the flora and fauna. Each diary has an introduction, and detailed route maps and annotations are provided. Following the diaries and related documents, each inspection is assessed in depth
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F389
LC item number
.R58 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Barker Texas History Center series
Series volume
no. 4
Label
Imaginary kingdom : Texas as seen by the Rivera and Rubí military expeditions, 1727 and 1767, edited and with an introduction by Jack Jackson ; with annotations by William C. Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-238) and index
Contents
The Rivera Expedition -- The Rubí Expedition
Control code
32666685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 272 p., [8] p. of plates (some folded)
Isbn
9780876111451
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95020131
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 2. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps (some col.)
Label
Imaginary kingdom : Texas as seen by the Rivera and Rubí military expeditions, 1727 and 1767, edited and with an introduction by Jack Jackson ; with annotations by William C. Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-238) and index
Contents
The Rivera Expedition -- The Rubí Expedition
Control code
32666685
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 272 p., [8] p. of plates (some folded)
Isbn
9780876111451
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95020131
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 2. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps (some col.)

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