Rare separately published map and text summarizing the history of the Salesian Missions in Patagonia, published in Turin at the Salesian Mission's printing press.
Published 8 years after the founding of the Patagonia Missions in Patagonia, the map was intended to inform an Italian audience of the history and progress of the Mission in Patagonia, with illustrations of native Patagonians to whom the Missionaries extending support.
The map illustrates the routes of the Missionaries and the locations of Chapels and Vicarates.
Salesians of Don Bosco
The Salesians of Don Bosco (Salesian Society) is a Roman Catholic Latin Rite religious institute founded by Saint John Bosco to help poor children during the Industrial Revolution.
In 1845, Don John Bosco founded a night school for boys in Turin in Italy, followed by several similar schools. By 1857, he had established rules for his helpers, which became the Rule of the Society of St. Francis de Sales, which Pope Pius IX approved in 1873. The Society grew rapidly, with houses established in France and Argentina within a year of the Society's formal recognition. Its official print organ, the Salesian Bulletin, was first published in 1877.
Over the next decade the Salesians expanded into Austria, Britain, Spain, and several countries in South America.
We locate only a single example in the Archives Departementales de la Seine-Maritime in Rouen.