The Conquest and Settlement of the Island of Boriquen or Puerto Rico by Captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdez: Chronicler to His Sacred, Caesarean, Catholic and Royal Majesty, the King-Emperor Charles V

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Author: Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo Fernández de (1478-1557)

Year: 1975

Publisher: Limited Editions Club

Place: Avon, CT

Description:

xxviii+143 pages+[8] pages with color plates, maps, figures and drawings. Small folio (12 1/4" x 7 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter beige cloth in gilt lettering to spine over red decorative boards in original slipcase. Serigraphs and illustrations by Irene and jack Delano. Translated and edited by Daymond Turner. Signed by the illustrators on the limitation page. Limited to two thousand copies of which this is number 1411.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (August 1478 – 1557) was a Spanish historian and writer. He is commonly known as "Oviedo" even though his family name is Fernández. He participated in the Spanish colonization of the Caribbean, and wrote a long chronicle of this project which is one of the few primary sources about it. For three centuries, only a small portion of it was published, but this abridgment was widely read in the 16th century in Spanish, English, and French editions.

Condition:

Some light pencil underlining and marginalia. Slipcase points rubbed else very good to fine copy in a better than very good slipcase.

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