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Author Kendrick, John (John S.)

Title Alejandro Malaspina : portrait of a visionary / John Kendrick
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999


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Description xi, 200 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary "Alejandro Malaspina: Portrait of a Visionary chronicles the life of an eighteenth-century Italian navigator in the service of Spain whose thirst for knowledge and adventure took him on a five-year voyage throughout Spain's Pacific possessions. On his return he was imprisoned because his ideas for establishing a modern enlightened state in Spain ran counter to those of the entrenched imperial bureaucracy. Using Malaspina's writings, including the journal of his great voyage and his personal letters, John Kendrick makes the life of this extraordinary man available for the first time in English."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes index
Subject Malaspina, Alessandro, 1754-1809.
Discoveries in geography -- Spanish.
Explorers -- Spain -- Biography.
Spain -- Colonies -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 00340630
ISBN 0773518304
0773526528 (paperback)