The History of Hernando De Soto and Florida: Or, Record of the Events of Fifty-Six Years, from 1512 to 1568

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Author: Barnard Shipp (1913-1904)

Year: 1881

Publisher: Collins, Printer

Place: Philadelphia


xii+689 pages with two folding maps and appendix. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Howes S-423) First edition.

An historical record of expeditions to Florida by Hernando de Soto and others from the years 1512-1568.

The extravagant reports of the wealth of the countries thus discovered induced enterprising Spanish adventurers to solicit the colonization Of the regions remarkable for their reputed wealth. For this purpose a vast extent of territory extending from Cape Vela to Gracias a Dios was formed into two provinces. That extending from Cape Vela to the Gulf of Darien was named New Andalusia, the other Veragua.


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