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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sailing order, 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...
    • Contributor: Menéndez De Avilés, Pedro - Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1572

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