Diario y derrotero de los viages que ha hecho desde que salió de la Ciudad de Zaragosa en Aragón para la América, 1748-1759


Date: 1748-1759 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 450 p.


A travel narrative devoted in part to travels in Spain and to descriptions of Montevideo and Buenos Aires. One-half of the work is the author's relation of a trip through Paraguay, visiting various mission pueblos. He provides a general description of life, education, and Christian teaching for the Indians. Includes lists of Jesuits at various missions.

Background note

Pedro Joseph de Parras was a Spanish priest.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 450 p.


Custodial history:

Presented by Joel R. Poinsett, 1820; accessioned, 1900 (1900 372).

Early American History Note

This manuscript collection falls outside the geographic scope of the Early American guide (British North America and the United States before 1840). It may be of interest to scholars interested in global history, international relations, imperialism, or the U.S. in the world.

Indexing Terms


  • Diaries.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Argentina -- Description and travel.
  • Paraguay -- Description and travel.
  • South America -- Description and travel.


  • Beyond Early America
  • Guarani Indians -- Missions
  • Jesuits
  • Missions -- Paraguay
  • Uruguay -- History
  • Voyages and travels.