Luis Antonio de Oviedo y Herrera. Vida de Santa Rosa de Santa Maria. Lima[?]: 1711.

Oviedo y Herrera studied at the University of Salamanca and later embarked on a military career. He was appointed "corregidor" of Potosi (1667) and settled in Lima by 1686 when he received the title Count of La Granja. Oviedo y Herrera wrote many ballads ("romances"), a Poema sacro de la Pasion and an important religious epic in verse about the life of Saint Rosa of Lima.

Besides the first edition of the Life of Saint Rosa, which is on display, the Durand Collection also has several other early hagiographic works devoted to the life of this holy woman, the first Saint of America.

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