The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 99, July 1995 - April, 1996 Page: 216
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THETEAS STATE H SRI
TEXAS AS SEEN BY THE RIVERA AND RUBi MILITARY
EXPEDITIONS, 1727 AND 1767
Edited and with an introduction byJackJackson
With annotations by William C. Foster
The diaries of Pedro de Rivera and the Marques de
Rubi, written in the eighteenth century during inspec-
tions of the far northern frontier of New Spain, are cru-
cial 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 Rubf
diary are both presented here, carefully placed in histor-
ical context by Jackson and Foster.
Because of Spain's tenuous hold on
the distant frontier, Rivera and Rubi
saw it as an imaginary possession-the
king's domain in name only.
No other military visits to the frontier
in this era rivaled those of Rivera and
Rubi in scope, organization, and exe-
cution. These remarkable documents
contain fascinating insights into the
early Spanish road systems, towns,
and missions; the Indians; and the native 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.
ISBN 0-87611-145-2 (cloth), -z46-o (limited). 6 x 9 in.,
304 pp., illustrations, maps (eight in color), bibliography,
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