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Post-Columbian period. El Dorado

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  • El Doradoby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    El Dorado, the South American "Lost City of Gold," became a siren call for Spanish conquistadores eager to obtain fame and fortune by discovering the undiscoverable. Lives and fortunes were lost, reputations were made and lost, but El Dorado always seemed to be tantalizingly out of reach. With the original story growing out of a religious... more...

  • No Settlement, No Conquestby Richard Flint

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Flint takes a new look at the Coronado entrada of 1539-42 that marked the earliest large-scale contact between Europeans and Native Americans in what is now the American Southwest. more...

  • Amerigo Vespucci Pilot Cbby Frederick Julius Pohl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1967 more...

  • Discovering Floridaby John E. Worth

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    Florida?s lower gulf coast was a key region in the early European exploration of North America, with an extraordinary amount of first-time interactions between Spaniards and Florida?s indigenous cultures. Discovering Florida compiles all the major writings of Spanish explorers in the area between 1513 and 1566. Including transcriptions of the original... more...

  • Carta de Don Diego de Mendoza al capitán Salazarby Diego Hurtado de Mendoza

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 2.85

    Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1503-1575). España. Tras muchos viajes, una vida larga y fructífera, murió en Madrid, su ciudad natal. Como otros nobles de su tiempo, don Hurtado de Mendoza fue un verdadero hombre renacentista. Sabía griego, latín, árabe e italiano. Fue diplomático, militar y, sobre todo, poeta. Entre sus antepasados se cuentan al marqués... more...

  • Diario de un reconocimiento de las guardias y fortinesby Félix de Azara

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Félix de Azara, 18 de mayo de 1742 (Barbuñales, Huesca)-1821. España. Fue militar, ingeniero, explorador, cartógrafo, antropólogo y naturalista. Estudió en la Universidad de Huesca y en la Academia militar de Barcelona dónde se graduó en 1764. Sirvió en el regimiento de infantería de Galicia y obtuvo el grado de lugarteniente en 1775. Siendo herido... more...

  • Naufragiosby Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 3.81

    Cabeza de Vaca y sus hombres entraron en contacto con unos indios de la Florida que les hicieron creer que había oro muy cerca. Caminaron durante dos semanas en dirección al noroeste hasta encontrar el primer poblado indígena. Sus impresiones serían después reveladas en sus obras. Tras una tentativa de volver, Alvar Núñez y su grupo continuaron rumbo... more...

  • Nature in the New Worldby Antonello Gerbi; Jeremy Moyle

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In Nature in the New World (translated 1985),Antonello Gerbiexamines the fascinating reports of the first Europeans to see the Americas. These accounts provided the basis for the images of strange and new flora, fauna, and human creatures that filled European imaginations. Initial chapters are devoted to the writings of Columbus, Vespucci, Cortés,... more...

  • Sir Walter Ralegh's Discoverie of Guianaby Professor Joyce Lorimer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Sir Walter Ralegh's account of his 1595 expedition to the Orinoco in search of the fabled empire of El Dorado was an immediate publishing success and is one of the most important pieces of Elizabethan travel literature. This edition presents, on facing pages, the annotated texts of a previously unpublished copy of Ralegh's fair manuscript draft of... more...

  • Juan Ponce de Leonby Louise Chipley Slavicek

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    While searching for the fountain of youth, Ponce de Leon became the first European to reach what is now the state of Florida. more...