Descripcion geografica de las Islas Canarias, para uso de los ninos ... Segunda edicion. Juan de la Puerta Canseco.
Descripcion geografica de las Islas Canarias, para uso de los ninos ... Segunda edicion
Descripcion geografica de las Islas Canarias, para uso de los ninos ... Segunda edicion

An instructional geography for children

Descripcion geografica de las Islas Canarias, para uso de los ninos ... Segunda edicion

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: imprenta y Libreria de J. Benitez y C., 1871. 16mo (approx. 6" x 4¼"), pp. 68; folding lithograph chart of the Canaries; original plain yellow wrappers; second gathering rather toned, tear in rear wrapper, but no loss; all else very good. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed on the verso of the half-title to Augustin Bethencourt, he of a prominent family in the Canaries, with two of his family progenitors listed in the historical biography in the text, which is mostly in the form of a question-and-answer instructional for children. Juan de la Puerta Canseco (1827-1902) was a Spanish pedagogue and journalist, great-grandfather of the painter Rodrigo Moynihan de la Puerta. Born in Valencia de Don Juan, he was a teacher at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Higher School of Primary Instruction, secretary of its Board of Public Instruction and a member of the Economic Society of Friends of the Country. He directed the Colegio de Niños de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, whose regulations he wrote and published. He was a fundamental pedagogical and intellectual reference in the life of the city, as he was the teacher of many of the outstanding Santa Cruceros of the second half of the 19th century. He founded and directed the magazines El Instructor (1852-1854), a fortnightly; and El Auxiliar, which lasted longer, also focused on primary instruction. Among his various books were the Geographical Description of the Canary Islands for the Use of Children (1861) and the New Legal System of Measures, Weights and Coins, Preceded by Brief Notions of Decimal Arithmetic for use in Schools of Both Sexes (1852).  The city of Santa Cruz dedicated a street to him shortly after his death in 1902.  OCLC locates 2 copies of the first (1861) edition, both in Spain. No copies of this edition in OCLC. Item #57291

Price: $500.00

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