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Post-Columbian period. El Dorado

  • 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...

  • The Last Voyage of Drake and Hawkinsby Kenneth R Andrews

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 69.95

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  • 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...

  • Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vacaby Donald Chipman

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

     Cabeza de Vaca?s mode of transportation, afoot on portions of two continents in the early decades of the sixteenth century, fits one dictionary definition of the word ?pedestrian.? By no means, however, should the ancillary meanings of ?commonplace? or ?prosaic? be applied to the man, or his remarkable adventures. Between 1528 and 1536, he trekked... more...

  • Amerigoby Felipe FernÁNdez-Armesto

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In 1507, European cartographers were struggling to redraw their maps of the world and to name the newly found lands of the Western Hemisphere. The name they settled on: America, after Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure Florentine explorer. In Amerigo , the award-winning scholar Felipe Fernández-Armesto answers the question ?What?s in a name?? by delivering... more...

  • Humanism and Americaby Andrew Fitzmaurice

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 48.00

    A major study of the impact of Renaissance humanism upon the English colonization of America. 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...

  • 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...

  • Crossing the Continent 1527-1540by Robert Goodwin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The true story of America's first great explorer and adventurer?an African slave named Esteban Dorantes Crossing the Continent takes us on an epic journey from Africa to Europe and America as Dr. Robert Goodwin chronicles the incredible adventures of the African slave Esteban Dorantes (1500-1539), the first pioneer from the Old World to explore... more...