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Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida. Contiene los descubrimientos, y principales sucesos, acaecidos en este gran reino, à los españoles, franceses, suecos, dinamarqueses, ingleses, y otras naciones, entre sì, y con los indios : cuias costumbres, genios, idolatria, govierno, batallas, y astucias, se refieren : y los viages de algunos capitanes, y pilotos, por el Mar de el Norte, à buscar paso à Oriente, o vnion de aquella tierra, con Asia. Desde el año de 1512 que descubriò la Florida, Juan Ponce de Leon, hasta el de 1722
Madrid: en la Officina real, y a costa de Nicolas Rodriguez Franco, 1723. First edition of the "principal authority on Florida itself during its two centuries of undisputed Spanish supremacy, 1567-1763" (Howes); folio, pp. [40], 366, [2], [54] index; title page in red and black, lacking the folding chronological table, woodcut head and tail-pieces, and initials throughout; contemporary full limp vellum somewhat stained, ties perished, a Newberry Library duplicate with bookplate marked withdrawn, no external markings; in all a very good, sound copy. Field, 80: "It is filled with the most valuable material relating to the Indians who once inhabited the vast territory claimed by the Spaniards under the title of Florida, reaching from the northern lakes to the Gulf of Mexico." European Americana 723/10; Howes B-130; Palau 105049; Sabin 3349; Servies & Servies 291: "Includes a detailed account of French attempts to establish a colony; and the text of the memoir of Solis de las Meras, an eye-witness to the massacre of Ribault and his companions;" Streeter 1177; Wagner, Spanish Southwest, 84.
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