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  • The Mariner of St. Maloby Stephen Leacock; G. M. Wrong

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques... more...

  • Viaje al río de la Plataby Ulrich Schmídel de Straubing

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 3.00

    Esta biografía con profundos elementos reflexivos retrata el temperamento de un tirano de la Argentina. El autor se esfuerza en captar con todos sus matices a un tipo de carácter autoritario que marcó la historia del siglo XIX americano. Sarmiento no solo se ocupa del personaje en cuestión sino que se interesa por el contexto en que éste vivió. more...

  • Naufragiosby Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 2.00

    Descripción e historia del Castillo de la Aljafería sito extramuros en la ciudad de Zaragoza es una obra del erudito aragonés Mariano Nougués Secall. Escrita hacia 1846, a raíz de una visita de la reina de Aragón, Isabel I al Palacio de la Aljafería. Según cuenta en el prólogo el autor, la obra le fue sugerida por Isabel I, quien estaba en vísperas... more...

  • The Discovery of Guianaby Sir Walter Raleigh

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...

  • 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...

  • Lope de Aguirre y la rebelión de los marañonesby Beatriz Pastor; Sergio Callau

    Edhasa 2011; US$ 4.97

    Pocas figuras han creado tanta literatura y controversia como la del conquistador Lope de Aguirre. Oscuro hidalgo, soldado resentido, loco peligroso y, con frecuencia, peligrosamente lúcido, su figura ilumina con luz dramática la cara más oscura de la conquista y del régimen colonial. Enrolado en una expedición que recorría el Amazonas en busca de... 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

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  • 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...

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

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.53

    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...