Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos en las Isla... "En quatro decadas desde el año de 1492 hasta el de 1531. De cada primera al Rey Nu[est]ro Señor." Each volume (8 "decades" and Descripción de las Indias Ocidentales) has special engraved t.p. Engraved borders on title pages incorporate portraits of Inca leaders and prominent Spaniards, New World landscapes and historical vignettes. The first 4 decades and the Descripción were printed in 1601 by ...
    • Contributor: Herrera Y Tordesillas, Antonio De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1601

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  • Map
    Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele Franc... Shows coast of North America from western Nova Scotia to Cape Cod. Relief shown pictorially. Gift; Henry Harrisse; 1910. Pen-and-ink with green wash. Vellum chart collection, no. 15. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 15 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes table of longitude calculations in upper right corner, title cartouche, and decorative scale not specifying measurement. ...
    • Contributor: Champlain, Samuel De
    • Date: 1607