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Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida
Madrid: Imprenta de los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela 12mo. 2 vols. I: [2] ff., 508 pp., fold. table. II: [2] ff., 512 pp.. 1829 Written under his nom de plume of Gabriel de Cardenas Z Cano, the Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida of Andrés González de Barcía has enjoyed constant readership since its initial publication in the early 18th century, when it was composed as a companion to González de Barcía's magisterial edition of Inca Garcilasso de la Vega's La Florida. The Ensayo is a history of not just Florida but virtually all of America north of Mexico from 1512 to 1722 and details the activities of the Spanish, French, and English, covering not just wars but offering much on the indigenous populations, New World diseases, and so on. The present edition forms volumes 8 and 9 of the series Historia de la conquista del Nuevo Mundo. Provenance: Bookplate of the great 19th-century Mexican collector J. M. Andrade on the front pastedown of each volume. 19th-century quarter red morocco with red textured cloth sides. Spine with raised bands and very good gilt tooling including center devices in spine compartments. Interiors clean. A very good set.
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