Manuscript/Mixed Material Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order,

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Title
Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order,
Summary
In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San Miguel. He is admonished not to proceed beyond a designated rendezvous without further instructions from Menéndez, "under penalty of paying with his person and his property for any injury to his Majesty or his royal treasury." With notary's signed statement of delivery to Eraso on 21 July 1572.
Contributor Names
Menéndez de Avilés, Pedro, 1519-1574.
Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
Subject Headings
-  Eraso, Cristóbal de
-  Naval convoys--New Spain
-  New Spain--History, Naval--16th century
Notes
-  First governor of Spanish Florida.
-  In Spanish.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation.
-  NUCMC/kislak
-  NUCMC/vm01
-  Kislak accession no.: 1996.031.00.0002
Medium
11/2 p.; 12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
Kislak MS 206
Repository
Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Jay I. Kislak Collection dcu (Acc. 1996.031.00.0002)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/kislak.74381.1
Library of Congress Control Number
2007574381
Access Advisory
Collection open for research.
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Description
In the age of piracy on the high seas, sailing instructions were top-secret documents upon which rested the security of the king's fleet and his treasure. Here, Menéndez de Avilés, governor of Florida, gives Don Cristóbal de Eraso complicated and detailed instructions for sailing to Spain on the Buenaventura with his fleet, via the islands of Flores and San Miguel. He is admonished not to proceed beyond a designated rendezvous without further instructions from Menéndez, "under penalty of paying with his person and his property for any injury to his Majesty or his royal treasury." With notary's signed statement of delivery to Eraso on 21 July 1572.
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Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro, and Jay I. Kislak Collection. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order. 1572. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574381/.

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Menéndez De Avilés, P. & Jay I. Kislak Collection. (1572) Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574381/.

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Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro, and Jay I. Kislak Collection. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order. 1572. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007574381/>.