CANCELADA, Juan López, or [Pino, Pedro Baptista]
Exposición sucinta y sencilla de la provincia del Nuevo México. Hecha por su diputado en córtes Don Pedro Baptista Pinto, con arreglo a sus instrucciones.
Cádiz: Imprenta del Estado-Mayor-General, 1812. Small quarto. 48,pp. Dbd. Some soiling to titlepage, still very good.
In a half morocco box.
The rare first edition of a work Howes describes as "the chief source on New Mexico's last years as a Spanish province and of her beginnings as a Mexican state." Cancelada's concise work on New Mexico, published under the pseudonym Pedro Baptista Pino, includes much information regarding the region's history, geography, populations, government, natural resources, and economic prospects. The author was elected to represent New Mexico in the Spanish Cortes in 1810. He wrote several works during his residency in Spain which were published there, including this classic and significant work on New Mexico. "Pino's detailed account of New Mexico is the best extant for 1801-22" - Graff.
Wagner-Camp 10a; Graff 3296; Streeter Sale 406; Howes P383; Jones 756; Sabin 62979; Palau 140894, 140899.