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    La Florida del Inca : historia del adelantado, Hernando de Soto, governador, y capitan general del Reino de la Florida : y de otros heroicos caballeros, españoles, é indios First published at Lisbon in 1605. This second Spanish edition was edited by Andrés Gonzalez Barcia Carballido y Zuñiga, under the pseudonym Gabriel Daza de Cardenas. The second part has title: Ensayo cronologico para la historia general de la Florida ... Escrito por don Gabriel de Cardenas z [!] Cano [pseud. of Andrés Gonzalez de Barcia Carballido y Zuñiga] Madrid, Nicolas Rodriguez Franco, MDCCXXIIJ...
    • Contributor: Vega, Garcilaso De La - Force, Peter - Barcía Carballido Y Zúñiga, Andrés González De - Jefferson Exhibit Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1723

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    Naufragios de Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, y Relacion de la jornada, que hizo a la Florida con el adelantado Panfilo de Narvaez.
    Naufragios de Alvar Nuñez Cabec̜a de Vaca en la Florida | Navfragios de Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, y Relacion de la jornada, que hizo a la Florida con el adelantado Panfilo de Narvaez
    Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1490-1560) was second in command of an expedition led by Pánfilo de Narváez (1478-1528) that left Spain in June 1527 with five ships and 600 men with the mission of establishing a colony in "Florida." The expedition suffered storms, desertions, disease, and other difficulties in the Caribbean. On November 5 and 6, 1528, 80 surviving members of the expedition...
    • Contributor: Núñez Cabeza De Vaca, Alvar
    • Date: 1749

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    [Aviendo entendido la materia que se controvierte sobre si se deben fortificar la boca del Rio de la ensenada del Dariel, y el desembarcadero del Playon en el parage de los Cayos ...
    Binder's title: Forma de assegurar los puertos y poblaciones de todas las costas de las Indias | Text of second gathering begins: Aviendo prevenido en el papel antecedente la mejor forma de assegurar los puertos y poblaciones de todas las costas de las Indias | Facturias que dichas naciones tienen en las islas de Barlobento son como se sigue | A viendo entendido la materia que se controvierte | Habiendo entendido la materia que controvierte sobre si se deben fortificar la boca del río de la ensenada del Darién, y el desembarcadero del playón en el paraje de los cayos de las Cabezas, para estorbar a los piratas el poder pasar a las costas del Perú
    In the second half of the 17th century, rampant piracy threatened the economic and commercial interests of Spain in the West Indies. Piracy also introduced a complicating factor in the ongoing struggle among Spain, France, and England for preeminence in the Caribbean. This book, published around 1694, offers recommendations, apparently addressed by Governor Sebastien de Roteta of Trinidad to King Charles II, on fortifying...
    • Date: 1694

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    Diario de las operaciones de la expedicion contra la Plaza de Panzacola concluida por las Armas de S. M. Católica, Caption title. Dated and signed (p. 34): Panzacola 12 de mayo de 1781. Bernardo de Galvez. Some consider Havana to be the place of publication, others propose Madrid, Seville, or Mallorca. Cf. Palau y Dulcet; British Museum cat.; P. Vindel, Catálogo ilustr., no. 14, 1903, p. 242; C. Leclerc, Bibliotheca americana, 1878, p. 663; O. Rich, Bibliotheca americana nova, v. 1, 1846, p. 300....
    • Contributor: Gálvez, Bernardo De - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1781

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    Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers.
    Notes of a military reconnaissance
    According to Wagner-Camp, illustrations include "26 plates of scenery and portraits, 3 plans, 14 plates of botany. Map in pocket ...: Military reconnaissance of the Arkansas; Rio del Norte and Rio Gila ..." Another edition, of same date, with folded map (ordered printed December 16, 1847) is found in the Congressional series of public documents (Serial no. 505). Wagner-Camp, item 148 LC Copy 1...
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers - Emory, William H. (William Hemsley)
    • Date: 1848-01-01
    • Resource: - 449 pages

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    Historia de la Nueva México, Poem in 34 cantos. A reprint of the 1st edition printed at Alcalá de Henares in 1610, containing photographic reproductions of the original t.p. and portrait of the author. Issued as supplements to the Anales del Museo Nacional. Palau y Dulcet vol. 27, 366657 "Los documentos que forman el Apendice I., colectados por el ... lic. d. J.F. Ramírez, constan en los tomos IV...
    • Contributor: Ramírez, José Fernando - Villagrá, Gaspar Pérez De - Museo Nacional De México - González De Mendoza, Juan
    • Date: 1900-01-01
  • Map
    [Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc.].
    Portolan atlas containing 10 maps
    Pen-and-ink and watercolor, on vellum. Each double-page illumination is 21 x 29 cm. Compass rose on inside back cover. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast. Title provided by cataloger. "Maps 1, 2, and 10 show America. No. 1 shows the Gulf of California which Ulloa discovered in 1539. On the same map Yucatan is shown as an island, and the east and...
    • Contributor: Agnese, Battista
    • Date: 1544-01-01

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  • Map
    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm.
    Theatrum orbis terrarum
    Relief shown pictorially. Catalogus auctorum includes 92 names. Epigram on t.p. verso has 16 lines. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 374, copy 1 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1 Includes "De Mona druidum insula" by H. Llwyd. Exhibited: A world of names, 1990. Exhibited: Images of the World, 1984. Available also...
    • Contributor: Llwyd, Humphrey - Ortelius, Abraham - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius)
    • Date: 1570-01-01

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    Americae sive qvartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio
    Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio
    Covers North and South America with the adjacent seas. Relief shown pictorially. From the Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress, no. 1303. Originally printed on 6 sheets. Described in Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, v. 6, no. 3 (May 1949), p. 18-20. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1303 Includes texts in cartouche, statements of dedication, coats-of-arms, ill. of allegorical figure "Victoria",...
    • Contributor: Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) - Gutiérrez, Diego - Cock, Hieronymus
    • Date: 1562-01-01
  • Map
    America noviter delineata Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes insets of north and south polar regions. Acquisitions control no. 3-85
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus - Picart, H. (Hugues) - Boisseau, Jean
    • Date: 1640-01-01
  • Map
    Nova totivs Americæ descriptio.
    Nova totius Americæ descriptio
    Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Wit, Frederik De
    • Date: 1660-01-01
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    Carte d'Amerique dressée pour l'usage du Roy. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De - Buache, Philippe
    • Date: 1780-01-01
  • Map
    [Map of a part of the island of Cuba and of the Bahamas]. Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 156 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
    • Date: 1650-01-01
  • Map
    [Map of the Gulf Coast from Florida to Mexico]. Depths shown by soundings. Covers the Gulf Coast extending from St. Luis de Tampico to Arecifo showing coastal features, rivers, and streams. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Attributed to Joan Vinckeboons by comparison with his other Dutch maps in Henry Harrisse collection. Described in Terrae incognitae, v. xvi, 1984. Richard W. Stephenson's The Henry Harrisse collection ... , p. 40; the second volume has binder's title...
    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan
    • Date: 1639-01-01
  • Map
    [Map of California shown as an island]. Relief shown pictorially. Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Vinckeboons, Joan - Library of Congress
    • Date: 1650-01-01
  • Map
    Nova et rece terraum et regnorum Californae, nouae Hispaiae Mexicanae, et Peruviae. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Vault
    • Contributor: Tatton, Gabriel - Wright, Benjamin
    • Date: 1600-01-01
  • Map
    North America divided into its III principall [sic] parts. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. 2 copies, second copy has been ornamented by the addition of 4 ships in the sea. Vault
    • Contributor: Lea, Philip
    • Date: 1685-01-01
  • Map
    Amerique septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties Based on a map published by Nicolas Sanson in 1650. Latin title in upper margin: "America septentrionalis in suas praecipuas parte divisa, ad usum serenissimi Burgundiae ducis." Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Jaillot, Alexis Hubert
    • Date: 1694-01-01
  • Map
    Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles : du cours et des environs de la Riviere de Mississipi [sic], dressée sur ungrand nombre de memoires ... Relief shown pictorially. Appears in the author's Atlas de géographie. Paris, 1712? Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Includes scale cartouche and title cartouche. Vertically fold-lined in half. Mounted on cloth.
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De - Simonneau, Charles
    • Date: 1703-01-01
  • Map
    This map of North America. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Moll, Herman
    • Date: 1712-01-01
  • Map
    An Accurate map of North America from the latest discoveries. Scale ca. 1:50,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. Shows "Degrees west from London." Also shows colonies, a few cities and towns, and Indian tribal territory. LC Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789, 3 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Date: 1750-01-01
  • Map
    North America. Scale ca. 1:50,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 4 Shows colonies, a few cities and towns, Indian tribal territory, and "Degs. west from London." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas
    • Date: 1750-01-01
  • Map
    North America. Scale ca. 1:50,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. "Degs. west from London." Shows colonies, a few cities and towns, and Indian tribal territory. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 6 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2
    • Date: 1750-01-01
  • Map
    Carta geografica dell' America settentrionale. Scale ca. 1:26,000,000. Relief shown pictorially. Covers area including North America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. Shows boundaries, cities and towns, forts, some trails, routes of exploration, and Indian villages and tribal territory. Appears in the author's Atlante Novissimo (1740-50), v. 2. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 7 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault...
    • Contributor: L'isle, Guillaume De
    • Date: 1750-01-01
  • Map
    Amérique septentrionale, dressée sur les relations les plus modernes des voyageurs et navigateurs, et divisée suivant les differentes possessions des européens. Scale ca. 1:16,000,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 8 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651
    • Contributor: Robert De Vaugondy, Didier
    • Date: 1758-01-01