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The descripcion of the ilandes and firme land of the ocean sea : which are called the West Indies, circa 1624

Author: Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas; Christopher Tooke
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Manuscript, on paper, in a single secretary hand, of the translation of Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas' Descripcion de las Indias Occidentales that was published in Purchas his Pilgrimes in 1625. The text's thirty-two chapters discuss various Caribbean islands, several regions of Mexico and Central America, and South American colonies including Brazil. The author also describes the Council of the Indies and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Named Person: Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas; Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas; Samuel Purchas; Christopher Tooke
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas; Christopher Tooke
OCLC Number: 702198410
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Annotated on verso of final page in a contemporary hand: "Translated by Christopher Tooke, gent."
Binding: full reverse calf, gilt leather label.
Description: 1 v. (118 p., rectos only) ; 38 cm.
Other Titles: Descripcion de las Indias Occidentales.
Responsibility: by Antonio of Herrera cheife chronicler of the Indies, and chronicler of Castill.

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Manuscript, on paper, in a single secretary hand, of the translation of Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas' Descripcion de las Indias Occidentales that was published in Purchas his Pilgrimes in 1625. The text's thirty-two chapters discuss various Caribbean islands, several regions of Mexico and Central America, and South American colonies including Brazil. The author also describes the Council of the Indies and the relations of the Catholic Church and the colonial governments. While this text does not reproduce the maps included in the original, there are detailed notes by the translator regarding the placement of these maps.

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