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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.

Names

  • Menéndez de Avilés, Pedro, 1519-1574.
  • Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Riviere & Son, binder.

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.
  • -  LC copy removed from signed portfolio binding signed "Bound by Riviere & Son. Portfolio has cover title: Pedro Menendez de Aviles (the conquistador of Florida) autograph sailing orders signed, Havana 1572.
  • -  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

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2007574381

Access Advisory

  • Collection open for research.

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Rights & Access

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Jay I. Kislak Collection.

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Chicago citation style:

Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro, Jay I. Kislak Collection, and Binder Riviere & Son. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order. 1572. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574381/.

APA citation style:

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

MLA citation style:

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