- Juan Bau·tis·ta de [hwahn bou-tees-tah th e] /ʰwɑn baʊˈtis tɑ ðɛ/, 1735–88, Spanish frontiersman and army officer, born in Mexico: explored western coast of U.S.
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The implication of Anza's account and the rather specific statement by Font seem to support Crespi's description.
Journals were kept of both these trips; for the first by Crespi, for the second, by Anza himself and also by Font.
Font and Anza had an excellent opportunity to observe aboriginal methods of navigation and fishing.
Great stretches of chamise (Adenostema fasciculatum), which Anza calls "Mattal," were observed.
During the day the party saw six villages, says Anza (A), most of whose habitants had fled.